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SENATE BILL 990 (WATSON 1989)

CHAPTER 919, STATUTES OF 1989 - SB 990

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As enacted, Senate Bill 990 amended and added multiple Health and Safety Code sections, and amended Revenue and Taxation Code section 6363.6 regarding drug and alcohol treatment facilities. (See Exhibit #1h)  Senator Diane Watson introduced this legislation on March 7, 1989 after meetings with the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP), the Department of Social Services, county alcohol and drug program administrators, and the directors of residential treatment facilities. (See Exhibits #1a, #3, page 2, and #11a, page 2)

 

Senate Bill 990 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services and the Assembly Committee on Health, the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and the Assembly Subcommittee on Mental Health and Development Disabilities where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibits #2, #3, #8, and #9)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.  (See Exhibits #2 and #10)  Six amendments were made to Senate Bill 990.  (See Exhibits #1b through #1g and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor George Deukmejian signed Senate Bill 990 on September 26, 1989 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 919 of the Statutes of 1989.  (See Exhibit #1h and #2)

 

The Unfinished Business Analysis provides the following summary of Senate Bill 990 as last amended:

 

DIGEST:  This bill transfers the responsibility for licensing drug and combined alcohol and drug residential recovery facilities to the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP) from the Department of Social Services (DSS).  The Bill requires DADP and DSS to establish a process by which DADP can certify  residential facilities or programs serving primarily adolescents.

 

The bill also excludes from taxation the gross receipts from the sale of meals provided for residents of alcohol or drug abuse recovery or treatment facilities.

(See Exhibit #13, page 1)