Closing actions of the session
Last updated 5/17/2022 at 2:16pm
The Senate and the House were going back and forth on the Fentanyl Bill right up until the waning minutes of the 2022 session. Earlier I had recorded a "yes" vote for the Senate version of the Fentanyl Bill. Which, while not perfect, gave law enforcement some important tools to prosecute fentanyl possession as a felony. The final version that came out of conference committee had the word felony in the bill but made it almost impossible to prosecute fentanyl possession as a felony, I was a "no" vote. There is no safe amount of fentanyl.
District Attorney Michael Allen felt the bill was so ba...