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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Firefighter's Cancer Coverage Bill Passes Senate

April 26, 2016

I’m happy to announce that the Senate passed the firefighters cancer coverage bill! Here I stand with firefighters from Torrington who came all the way to the Capitol to support the bill’s passage. I am proud to stand by them. This bill will establish a relief fund used for wage replacement of those who are diagnosed with certain conditions of cancer as a result of their service as paid municipal or volunteer firefighters.

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House OKs Opioid Abuse Prevention Bill

April 26, 2016

There has been a dramatic rise in prescription drug abuse, and it is something that affects each and every town in Connecticut as well as this country. The legislation that I co-sponsored and that was passed by the House this week I hope will stem the tide. For more on this issue, read this Courant news story.

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