Texas is expecting to receive funds over the next 18 years from settlement agreements with, and court judgements against, companies related to their role in the opioid crisis.
Below is the current summary of reciept and distribution of settlement funds to date.
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The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) has been working alongside the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company (TTSTC) to ensure timely and efficient transfer of funds from the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund to political subdivisions in accordance with state law.
TTSTC made its first disbursement of $47.1 million to political subdivisions from the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund in March 2023.
For further questions regarding the distribution of funds to political subdivisions, please contact the TTSTC.
For questions or information related to ongoing opioid litigation, please contact the Office of the Attorney General.
Exhibit E - List of Opioid Remediation Uses (PDF) is a settlement document that contains a non-exhaustive list of Opioid Remediation Strategies that can guide states and political subdivisions in the spending of settlement funds.
Other than statute requiring spending the funds to address opioid-related harms in the community, political subdivisions may use their discretion to spend their allocated share of the funds.
Political subdivisions will receive distributions from the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund to address opioid related harms in their communities. There is no statutory requirement that a political subdivision report its use of those allocated political subdivision funds.
You may wish to contact your subdivision’s legal representative for further information on opioid settlement reporting requirements.
Each county and city named in the relevant state appropriations document (General Appropriations Act for the 87th Legislative Regular Session, Article IX, Informational Rider 17.18 (PDF)) will receive the portion described in the state appropriations document. Based on how much funding is available for distribution, each county and city will receive their share of the amount available. Funds are available for distribution based on the various payment schedules in the settlement agreements and court orders. As new settlement agreements continue to increase the funds expected to come to Texas, the amount going to cities and counties will grow over time as well.
The terms of the settlement agreements allow for varying payments to be received annually over a period of 18 years.
TTSTC will make distributions, at least annually, with the option to distribute as often as quarterly per year based upon a quarterly analysis and the receipt of settlement proceeds.
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