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File #: RES-0916    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 8/25/2021 In control: City Manager Office
On agenda: 9/14/2021 Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Approving a Resolution with the caption reading: A Resolution of the City of Council of the City of Pflugerville, Texas ("City") joining with the State of Texas and political subdivisions of the State as a party in the Texas opioid settlement agreements secured by the Office of the Attorney General; Authorizing the City Manager to execute settlement participation form; and establishing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. Resolution plus exhibits
Title
Approving a Resolution with the caption reading: A Resolution of the City of Council of the City of Pflugerville, Texas ("City") joining with the State of Texas and political subdivisions of the State as a party in the Texas opioid settlement agreements secured by the Office of the Attorney General; Authorizing the City Manager to execute settlement participation form; and establishing an effective date.


Summary
Approving this Resolution authorizes the City of Pflugerville to enjoin the Texas Abatement Fund Council and Settlement Allocation as a result of the harm inflicted on Texas and its Political Subdivisions.

The Texas Attorney General maintains a website related to the Global Opioid Settlement https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/globalopioidsettlement, and it provides the following summary.

Texas, along with a broad coalition of states and subdivisions, has reached final agreements with four companies to resolve legal claims against for their role in the opioid crisis. One agreement is with opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The other is three major pharmaceutical distributors: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson.

The two agreements provide for $26 billion in payments over 18 years, with $23.9 billion available for opioid abatement and significant amounts front loaded. Funding will be distributed to states according to the allocation agreement reached among the Attorneys General. Subdivisions can only participate in the agreement if their state participates. Texas’ combined share is almost $1.5 billion: $1.17 billion from the distributors and $268 million from J&J. Distribution within Texas is handled through the Texas Term Sheet (Exhibit A with the Resolution), an intrastate agreement between the state and litigating subdivisions. The City of Pflugerville anticipates receiving $86,408.

The funding must be used to support any of a wide variety of strategies to fight the opioid crisis. Separate provisions exist to compensate ...

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