The Governor’s Signing of S.243

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The Governor’s signing of S.243- An Act relating to Combating Opioid Abuse in Vermont.
I am extremely proud to have been the bill’s lead sponsor, having promptly introduced it after attending an emotional community forum in Richmond in November. I was very moved by those in attendance – both in their concern for their safety and also for the treatment needs of those addicted. Governor Shumlin is now recognized as a national leader in fighting this epidemic and he lauded S. 243 as a well coordinated and comprehensive approach to attack the problem.
Thanks to Senator Ashe who joined me in sponsoring the legislation and to Senator Lyons who did an excellent job refining and reporting the bill to the full Senate.