This legislation will allow judges to order a person to get help for an addiction, but prohibit courts from sending a person to jail just for relapsing, if they are otherwise engaged in treatment. It is both unsafe and unjust to require a person suffering from addiction to remain relapse-free as a condition of release or else face jail.

Sponsors

Sen. Friedman and Rep. Balser

Bill number

SD1477/HD2727

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