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2014 House Bill 5405: Heroin overdose treatment package
  1. Introduced by Rep. Anthony Forlini (R) on March 11, 2014, to grant immunity from criminal prosecution or administrative sanction to a medical professional or pharmacist who prescribes, dispenses, possesses, or administers an “opioid antagonist” (such as Naloxone) to someone the person believes in good faith to be suffering a heroin or opioid related overdose.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on March 11, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on May 15, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 110 to 0 in the House on May 27, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on May 28, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 28, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 11, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.