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Governor says some heroin bills will be signed in the area


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Wisconsin has moved closer to addressing a growing heroin problem.

A series of bills recently passed the state legislature and await the Governor's signature.

The package of four bills would allow emergency responders to give someone who is overdosing a certain drug that can counteract heroin. The legislation will also give immunity to drug users who call for emergency help during an overdose. The bills will allow communities to establish prescription drug drop-off sites, and require people to show ID when picking up prescription drugs.

Many local lawmakers helped introduce the bills, some of which will be signed in our area.

"We think it's hit epidemic proportions across the state of Wisconsin," said Governor Walker. "We appreciate Senator Moulton and Nygren in particular, along with law enforcement officials from across the state putting a focus on it. There's a series of bills, and we'll be signing a couple of those right here in the valley with terry and other lawmakers."

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