Governor Walker to Sign H.O.P.E. Legislation Combating Heroin Problem

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Heroin continues to be a growing problem in Central Wisconsin, but lawmakers are hoping to combat it with new legislation.

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Heroin continues to be a growing problem in Central Wisconsin, but lawmakers are hoping to combat it with new legislation.

Governor Scott Walker is expected to sign the Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education, or H.O.P.E., Legislation on Monday.

The package is made up of four separate bills each addressing a different problem. The first bill require individuals to show ID when picking up a schedule II or III narcotic or opiate prescription medication. The second bill allows EMTs and first responders to be trained to administer narcan, which counters the effects of heroin overdoses. The third bill grants limited immunity from prosecution of possession to those who call 911 for someone suffering from an overdose. The fourth bill encourages communities to set up drug disposal programs.


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