Laura’s Law Likely to Pass Without Referendum


Laura’s Law compelling people into mental health treatment in San Francisco won’t have to be put to voters, reports SF Gate. Apparently, a “deal was struck” with Board of Supervisor member David Campos, “a progressive who has long been adamantly opposed to Laura’s Law on the basis that involuntary treatment tramples on the civil rights of the mentally ill.” SF Gate reports that some amendments to the bill, and Campos’ desire to keep the law from being voted on by the public, will give “political cover to other left-leaning supervisors to vote for the law, which isn’t popular in the progressive community, and almost assures its passage.”

Laura’s Law appears headed for adoption in S.F. (SF Gate, June 23, 2014)