Gov. Walker to sign package of anti-heroin bills
By The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 7, 2014
MADISON -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign seven anti-heroin bills at stops across Wisconsin.
Walker scheduled bill signings for Monday in Marinette, Stevens Point, Eau Claire, and Milwaukee.
The bills all easily cleared the Legislature earlier this year with bipartisan support.
One bill 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.
All four were introduced by Rep. John Nygren, a Republican from Marinette, whose daughter has struggled with heroin addiction.