Legislation By State Senator From South Coast Intended To Help Veterans Signed By Governor

Aug 7, 2017

The governor has signed into law a bill from a state senator from Santa Barbara intended to help some veterans in trouble with the law over substance abuse.

SB 725 by Democratic State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara clarifies language in state law which will now allow veterans with misdemeanor DUI’s to qualify for pretrial diversion programs.

Jackson says the change will get veterans dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues the help they need much more quickly.