Senator Jones to Governor Newsom: Veto Heroin Shooting Den Bill

“Dangerous measure endangers neighborhoods, communities, and businesses”

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) and other Senate Republicans sent a letter the Governor Newson urging him to veto Senate Bill 57, a bill to legalize drug shooting dens in California, beginning with Los Angeles, Oakland, and San Francisco.

“This dangerous measure (SB 57) endangers neighborhoods, communities, and businesses,” stated Senator Brian W. Jones.  “Allowing people to get higher than a kite on heroin and other dangerous drugs, then turning them loose afterwards onto the streets is just crazy.  Even Governor Brown knew this was not a safe thing to do.  As Brown said when he vetoed a similar bill back in 2018, enabling illegal and destructive drug use will never work.’  In this instance, I strongly agree with former Governor Brown, and urge Governor Newsom to veto Senate Bill 57.

SB 57, authored by San Francisco Democrat Senator Scott Wiener, is heavily opposed by law enforcement and prosecutors, and barely cleared the Senate and Assembly, with bipartisan opposition from both Democrat and Republican legislators voting no.