Wis. Senate to Vote on Anti-heroin Bills

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote on passing four bills designed to combat heroin use and help those who are addicted.

The bills up for a vote Tuesday have all previously passed unanimously in the Assembly. Once they clear the Senate the measure will go to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

One proposal would permit all emergency responders with training to administer Narcan, a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.
Another would guarantee a measure of immunity for anyone who calls 911 to report an overdose.

A third bill would allow municipalities to hold prescription drug collection drives.

And a fourth would require identification to obtain prescription drugs containing narcotics.


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