SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Assemblyman Joe Patterson’s AB 890 to help combat the growing Fentanyl crisis in our community. The historically difficult committee for Republicans approved his legislation with bi-partisan support.

AB 890 will require individuals granted probation for committing crimes such as selling or distributing Fentanyl, to take a probation class developed by the California Department of Public Health.

“Tackling the Fentanyl crisis has been a top priority of mine. I am committed to addressing this crisis from every angle,” said Assemblyman Joe Patterson. AB 890 is just one of four bills Assemblyman Joe Patterson has introduced specifically addressing Fentanyl, each approaching the epidemic with powerful solutions: preventative student and parent education, accountability of dealers and sellers, life-saving medication in schools and effective rehabilitation programs. The Assemblyman’s multi-pronged approach is providing extensive opportunities for legislators to join this important effort.

With AB 890 having passed the Public Safety Committee, Assemblyman Joe Patterson is a strong leader taking action at the state level to address the growing Fentanyl epidemic.

Patterson represents the 5th Assembly District, which is comprised of the communities of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Auburn, North Auburn, Loomis, Meadow Vista, Newcastle, Penryn, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Diamond Springs, Placerville, Shingle Springs, Auburn Lake Trails, Georgetown, Cold Springs, Coloma, Rescue and Cool.