New Bill Combats Opioid Overdoses

Senator Pete Lucido, R-Shelby Township, and retired 41B District Court Judge Linda Davis met with Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday to sign legislation that allows trained employees of some state and local government agencies to administer drugs to those suffering from an opioid overdose. Lucido sponsored the four-bill package that expands who can administer the drug, requires training on administration, and protects those administering it from civil liabilities if an injury results. “Opioid abuse and addiction continue to plague our society, and while we continue to fight to gain control of this crisis, it is important that more people are armed with the ability to help those who may be overdosing. Hopefully, these new laws will help save lives and help give people a chance at a brighter future, ” said Lucido.