Wisconsin Assembly approves anti-heroin bills

By KBJR News 1

Wisconsin Assembly approves anti-heroin bills

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 14, 2014 at 5:45 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - A package of anti-heroin bills passed the Wisconsin Assembly Tuesday with overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats.

One of four bills gives emergency responders with training the opportunity to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.

A second guarantee some of immunity for anyone who calls 911 to report an overdose.

Another requires people to show ID to obtain prescription drugs containing narcotics.

“We know that the legislation passed in the Assembly today is only a first step in combating the heroin problem in the state. It is my hope that the Assembly can continue to work in a bipartisan fashion on additional initiatives in the future," said Rep. Robin Vos (R-House Speaker)

The bills now head to the Senate for approval.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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