Senate to Vote on Bills Targeting Heroin Use

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Wisconsin Senate is ready to put the finishing touches on a package of bills designed to combat heroin use.

Republican Rep. John Nygren, whose daughter has struggled with heroin use, has introduced a half-dozen bills this session addressing heroin use. Four of them already have passed the Assembly and Senate and await Gov. Scott Walker's signature.

The last two bills would create regional treatment centers and require the Department of Corrections to establish a system of quick sanctions for offenders who violate parole or probation in hopes of getting addicts treatment faster.

The Assembly passed those measures in February. The Senate is set to take them up on Tuesday, the last day of the two-year legislative session. Approval would send the bills on to Walker.


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