, / October 12, 2023

SB 641 Bill to Prevent Opioid Deaths Vetoed by Governor Newsom 

SB 641

Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed Senate Bill 641 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside), which would have helped ensure that those who administer overdose reversal medications have the best chance at saving lives.

“A person experiencing a chaotic drug event deserves harm reduction and robust treatment options, not a death sentence. Under SB 641, California would have been better equipped to save lives.”

Robb Layne, Executive Director of CAADPE

Learn more in the joint press release from CAADPE and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office: