Assembly committee to hold hearing on opioid bills

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MADISON — The state Assembly’s criminal justice committee is set to hold a hearing on three bills designed to slow opioid abuse.

The measures would allow school nurses to administer overdose antidotes, increase funding for treatment and diversion programs by $2.4 million and lay out $420,000 annually to hire four more drug agents in the state Justice Department. The criminal justice committee’s hearing on the bills was set for Thursday morning.

The proposals are part of an 11-bill anti-opioid package that Republican Rep. John Nygren has crafted. Gov. Scott Walker called a special legislative session in January to pass the measures.

The state Senate’s judiciary committee was expected to vote later Thursday on another bill from the package that would grant legal immunity for people who overdose on opioids.

3 comments

    • maryw

      350,000.00 human beings in physical pain from medical conditions or medical errors DO NOT NEED THESE!!!Any GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE WILLFULLY FORCING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING TO ENDURE PHYSICAL PAIN BECAUSE OF ADDICTS,,,,,IS ,,INHUMANE,,TORTURE,,& AND TORTURE CARRIES A PRISON SENTENCE OF LIFE IN PRISON,,APPROPRIATELY,,,,,maryw

  • Tim C

    Once again, the blind masses would accept what politicians in Madison are doing than questioning why are they funding entitlement programs for the degenerates

Comments are closed.