Honorable Lois W. Kolkhorst, Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB2316 by Hinojosa (Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act; creating a criminal offense.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The Comptroller of Public Accounts, Department of Public Safety, Texas Medical Board, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Nursing, Board of Pharmacy, and Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners indicate that the provisions of the bill relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act could be implemented using existing resources.
Local Government Impact
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $4,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both. Costs associated with enforcement, prosecution and confinement could likely be absorbed within existing resources. Revenue gain from fines imposed and collected is not anticipated to have a significant fiscal implication.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 405 Department of Public Safety, 503 Texas Medical Board, 504 Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, 507 Texas Board of Nursing, 515 Board of Pharmacy, 578 Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners