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2022 House Bill 5969: Create a government opioid commission
Introduced by Rep. Mary Whiteford (R) on March 24, 2022
To create a 24-member “opioid advisory commission” within the Legislative Council, a bipartisan entity that administers the legislative branch of state government. This would be comprised of specified political appointees and state officials, and would provide annual reviews of state government’s activities in this area. This would be in addition to a separate “Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission” in the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which itself replaced an earlier Controlled Substances Advisory Commission, and an Advisory Committee on Pain and Symptom Management.   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.
To create a 14-member “opioid advisory commission” within the Legislative Council, a bipartisan entity that administers the legislative branch of state government. This is related to the "judgment, settlement, or compromise of claims” in legal settlements with certain drug companies (called the "Janssen settlement" and the "National Prescription Opiate Litigation").
Received in the Senate on May 3, 2022
Referred to the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on May 3, 2022

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