Washington, DC. — In a rare display of bipartisan cooperation, dozens of Democrats joined their Republican counterparts in passing a bill focused on fentanyl-related drug penalties. This legislation aims to address the growing concerns surrounding the illicit use and distribution of fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid linked to a significant rise in overdose deaths across the United States.
The recently passed bill has potential implications for fentanyl dealers in California, where the impact of this dangerous drug has been particularly severe. Here are some key points on how the bill might affect fentanyl dealers in the state:
Increased Penalties: The bill likely includes provisions that would enhance penalties for fentanyl-related offenses. This could lead to stricter sentences and harsher consequences for individuals involved in the illegal production, distribution, and sale of fentanyl in California.
Sentencing Guidelines: The legislation might establish specific sentencing guidelines that judges must consider when dealing with fentanyl-related cases. These guidelines could aim to ensure more consistent and severe punishments for offenders involved in fentanyl trafficking or sales.
The HALT Fentanyl Act still has to pass in the Senate and has a good chance. Biden has given his nod that he will sign the bill into law. Stay tuned.
Fentanyl Bills PASSED
AB 19 – Requires schools to keep Narcan available on campus.
AB 33 – Creates a Fentanyl Addiction and Overdose Prevention Task Force.
AB 461 – Makes fentanyl test strips available on college campuses.
AB 474 – Fosters cooperation between the State Threat Assessment Center and local law enforcement for fentanyl enforcement.
AB 701 – Creates a sentencing enhancement for possessing enough fentanyl to kill at least half a million people.
AB 889 – Ensures parents are taught about the dangers of fentanyl.
AB 890 – Creates a fentanyl-specific probation class for those convicted of fentanyl crimes.
AB 915 – Teaches students to recognize overdoses and how to use Narcan.
AB 1060 – Requires insurers to cover the cost of Narcan.
Janice M. Celeste, the President & CEO of FentanylSolution.org, has been making headlines in California for the organization’s proposed solution to the fentanyl crisis. Recently, Celeste appeared on NBC 4 News in Los Angeles with reporter Lolita Lopez to discuss the organization’s efforts to combat the crisis.
During the interview, Celeste emphasized the importance of addressing the issue of fake pills and laced drugs, which are major contributors to unintentional overdoses and deaths. She explained that dealers often mix fentanyl with other drugs to increase their profits, and that many pills sold on the street are counterfeit and may contain lethal doses of fentanyl.
To address this problem, Celeste’s organization has proposed their Poll-to-Prop initiative. The proposition would increase penalties for dealers who knowingly sell drugs laced with fentanyl.
The proposition has received support from a wide range of organizations, including law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and addiction treatment centers. However, some critics argue that it resembles the War on Drugs, but Celeste argued that “When in history have drug dealers killed exponentially?”
Regardless of these criticisms, Celeste and FentanylSolution. org are taking a bold step in proposing a solution to the fentanyl crisis. The group is on schedule to get the initiative on the Presidential ballot and their efforts have brought much-needed attention to this urgent public health crisis.
Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid that has caused immense harm to communities across the United States, including California. The drug, which is up to 100 times more potent than morphine, has been linked to a sharp increase in overdose deaths in recent years, leading to calls for harsher penalties for drug dealers who sell the substance.
FentanylSolution.org, a leading advocacy group committed to raising awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and advocating for stricter penalties for drug dealers who sell the substance, is proud to announce the launch of its $2.2 million Poll-to-Prop initiative.
The initiative seeks to gather public opinion about the need for stricter penalties for drug dealers who sell fentanyl and murder their customers. The results of the poll will be used to draft a statewide proposition that will be put on the ballot for the next presidential election. FentanylSolution.org has partnered with McNally Temple Associates to conduct the poll and gather data that will be used to shape the proposition.
The Poll-to-Prop initiative is a response to the lack of progress of legislative bills aimed at enforcing severe penalties for drug dealers who sell fentanyl and harm their customers. Despite repeated efforts, these bills have failed to pass the Public Safety Committee, prompting FentanylSolution.org to take the initiative and work towards bringing this issue directly to the public through a proposed proposition on the ballot.
“We believe that drug dealers who sell fentanyl and murder their customers must be held accountable for their actions,” said Janice M. Celeste, President & CEO of FentanylSolution.org. “The Poll-to-Prop initiative is a crucial step in our efforts to raise awareness about the need for stricter penalties for these criminals.”
The $2.2 million initiative marks a significant investment in the fight against fentanyl and represents a major commitment by FentanylSolution.org to its mission of creating safer communities across California. The organization is committed to bringing the proposition to the ballot in the next presidential election and ensuring that the voices of Californians are heard on this important issue.
FentanylSolution.org is dedicated to creating awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and advocating for the development of effective policies that can help combat the opioid epidemic in California. The organization works closely with law enforcement, public health officials, and community leaders to raise awareness about the dangers of fentanyl and provide support to individuals and families affected by the epidemic.
By launching the $2.2 million Poll-to-Prop initiative, FentanylSolution.org is taking a major step forward in the fight against the fentanyl epidemic in California. The organization’s commitment to gathering public opinion and shaping policy that reflects the needs and concerns of Californians is crucial in the ongoing effort to combat the opioid crisis. As we move forward, it is important that we continue to support organizations like FentanylSolution.org that are working tirelessly to create safer communities and combat the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic.
Be sure to sign up to be Friends of FentanylSolution.org to stay up-to-date about the Poll-to-Prop initiative.