Governor Scott Walker today signed into law Special Session Assembly Bill 1, a measure proposed by the WASB to ensure school personnel are protected from liability and able to administer a potentially life-saving opioid antidote to a student in an emergency.
WASB Executive Director John Ashley and WASB Government Relations Specialist Chris Kulow (pictured at left) were present this morning at DC Everest High School in Schofield for the bill signing ceremony.
They were joined by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Attorney General Brad Schimel, state Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette), the Assembly Co-Chair of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee, who has been instrumental in leading the effort to turn into law measures to help combat the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin, and three other lawmakers.
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Governor Scott Walker signed three Executive Orders related to the Opioid Abuse Task Force co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Representative John Nygren (pictured) which also released its recommendations for fighting the heroin and opioid epidemic plaguing Wisconsin and the nation.
One of the Executive Orders requests a special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature beginning on January 5, 2017, to consider and act upon several pieces of legislation including a measure brought to the task force by the WASB, relating to opioid antidote (e.g., Narcan) administration in schools.
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