Legislative Tracker

HB 249 Controlled substances; collect more information regarding dispensing and use; provisions

Voted on Friday March 3, 2017

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

This legislation overhauls the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in Georgia. It provides for mandatory reporting of controlled substance prescription reporting from physicians and others into this database to help turn the tide on opioid addiction. Originally I was a no on the bill because it was a criminal offense for doctors who did not comply. This version removed the criminalization portion, which brought me around.

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Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 167 92.8% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 8 4.4%
Excused 4 2.2%

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