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2022 House Bill 5968: Create state “opioid healing and recovery fund”
Introduced by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R) on March 24, 2022
To create a segregated state account (“fund”) to hold money extracted from pharmaceutical companies in lawsuits related to their sales of opioid pain killers, and spend it in a manner consistent with the “judgment, settlement, or compromise of claims” in legal settlements with certain drug producers (called the "Janssen settlement" and the "National Prescription Opiate Litigation").   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 24, 2022
Reported in the House on April 12, 2022
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Yaroch (R) on April 28, 2022
To give preference in spending his money to cities, villages, and townships with a population of less than 10,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 28, 2022
Received in the Senate on May 3, 2022
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on May 3, 2022