In response to the requirements of Senate Bill (SB) 1827, passed by the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts publishes statewide opioid settlement agreement records.
SB 1827 requires the state to maintain an Opioid Abatement Account and an Opioid Abatement Trust Fund related to opioid abatement settlements. The account and fund are used to manage payments received by the state from settlements against opioid manufacturers, distributors, or other parties subject to violation of state or federal laws on the manufacture, marketing, distribution, or sale of opioids.
The Opioid Abatement Fund Council (OAFC) public survey is now open. The OAFC is conducting this survey to better understand the community’s perspective on how to best abate the opioid crisis across the state and to promote transparency and accountability in the disbursement of opioid settlement funds.
Your valuable input will help to shape the strategies and priorities for addressing the opioid crisis in our communities.
The survey will close on Oct. 30, and responses will be summarized and presented at the next full OAFC meeting.
During the June 8, 2023, meeting, the Council voted to adopt rules related to establishing grant processes and procedures to fairly and efficiently evaluate grant applications and distribute funds within the Opioid Abatement Trust Fund.
The adopted rules, including summaries of the comments received, were published in the Texas Secretary of State’s Texas Register on July 7, 2023 and became effective on July 10, 2023.
The adopted rules are located in 34 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 16, Subchapter C.
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