Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Bill to Create Government-Sanctioned Drug Dens

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Senate Republicans fought to oppose AB 186.
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SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Assembly Bill 186 (Eggman) failed to pass on the Senate floor. If AB 186 passed, it would have effectively legalize the use of illegal, injectable narcotics in government-sanctioned drug dens.

Senate Republicans were united in opposing AB 186. Since it failed, there won’t be any government-sanctioned drug dens in California in 2018.

“It’s clear that this legislative session produced significant overreach by one-party supermajority rule on a number of issues, but thankfully AB 186 was too much even for some Democrats. Senate Republicans were united against AB 186 to protect the quality of life for all Californians.

“AB 186 would only prolong addiction, embolden drug dealers and encourage more crime. AB 186’s defeat this year is a victory for public safety and common sense. It’s time for the Legislature to focus on real solutions that get addicts the treatment they need,” said Senate Republican Leader Bates.

Please click here to view the webpage created to inform the public about AB 186.