Bill Summaries: S407 (2019-2020 Session)

  • Summary date: Mar 28 2019 - View summary

    Appropriates $1 million from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety, Governor's Crime Commission (Commission), for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Restricts the use of the funds to helping expand, maintain, or establish the use of non-opioid, long-acting, injectable medication regimens as treatment for alcohol and/or opioid dependence as part of the reentry treatment programs in county jails or detention centers. Permits any newly created alcohol or opioid addiction treatment programs to be similar to the DATA Program of Forsyth County. Requires counties to submit grant proposals to the Commission by October 1, 2019. Caps grants at $200,000. Creates grant distribution priority for Forsyth, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, and Rutherford counties. Requires the Commission to establish a schedule by which each county grant recipient must submit results related to the effectiveness of the treatment programs. Directs the Commission to report to the specified NCGA committee no later than December 1, 2020. Effective July 1, 2019.