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Support falters for law to compel treatment of SF’s mentally ill
San Francisco Chronicle

A law that would allow San Francisco to expand involuntary treatment for the city’s mentally ill population is on thin ice, and it’s unclear if it has the votes to pass the full Board of Supervisors next month.

But if the board knocks down the legislation at its June 4 meeting, one supervisor said he is open to another plan: putting the issue before voters in November.

On Monday, the Rules Committee — composed of Supervisors Hillary Ronen, Gordon Mar and Shamann Walton — did not support the local implementation of a state conservatorship law, SB1045.