Governor Newsom Vetoes Law Senator Wiener’s Legislation Authorizing Financial Incentives to Help People Addicted to Meth Get and Stay Sober
Sacramento – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) legislation, Senate Bill 110.
The Recovery Incentives Act, SB 110, would have legalized the effective substance use disorder treatment known as “contingency management” — financial incentives to get and stay sober — and authorized Medi-Cal to cover it.
“I’m deeply disappointed that the Governor has chosen to veto SB 110,” said Senator Wiener. “So many people across California are dying from meth overdoses. And they’re dying right now. Time is of the essence. We know from more than a decade of data and experience that contingency management is highly effective in helping people stop using meth. Contingency management is a proven tool, and we don’t need pilot programs to tell us that. SB 110 would have made clear that contingency management is legal and would have allowed its implementation across the state. This veto is a setback in our effort to confront this epidemic.”