House Approves Opioid Legislation

April 26, 2016

House passes bill to combat opioid abuse. The legislation is aimed at addressing the overdose crisis in Connecticut.

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Groundbreaking Opioid Legislation Passes House

April 26, 2016

Yesterday the House of Representatives unanimously passed groundbreaking legislation to address the state's opioid crisis. HB 5053, An Act Concerning Access to Overdose Reversal Drugs, acts both to help those currently struggling with opioid addiction and prevent new cases of addiction.

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Opioid Legislation Will Save Lives

April 26, 2016

After hours of spirited debate, the House of Representatives passes landmark legislation designed to combat opioid overdoses. HB 5053 will give emergency responders the tools they need to save someone who's suffering from an overdose of opioid medication. The legislation improves access to Narcan, which has proven to be successful in treating opioid overdose.

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Legislature OKs Bill Helping Firefighters

April 26, 2016

For Representative Henry Genga, protecting firefighters and making sure they're treated fairly is important. That is why he co-sponsored a bill that establishes a relief fund for wage replacements. The fund will be used for firefighters who are battling work-related cancer. House Bill 5262 provides compensation for current and former uniformed members of a paid or volunteer fire department who suffer from certain diseases as a result of performing their jobs.

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