Gov. Scott signs new legislation aimed at fighting opioid crisis


NO ONE WAS INJURED. 3 GLENN GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT WAS IN HYDE PARK TODAY AT THE LAMOILLE COUNTY OPIOID FORUM TO SIGN NEW LEGISLATION AIMED AT FIGHTING THE OPIOID CRISIS. LOCAL 44’S DEVIN BATES WAS THERE AND JOINS US NOW IN THE NEWSROOM. DEVIN? DEVINTHIS IS THE FOURTH YEAR THE LAMOILLE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT HAS HOSTED THE FORUM AND GOVERNOR SCOTT’S SIGNING OF THIS BILL IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF TACTICS AIMED AT PREVENTION. 3 GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT HAS SAID VERMONT’S APPROACH TO OPIOID ADDICTION TREATMENT IS A MODEL FOR OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW. ON TUESDAY, HE SIGNED THE LATEST IN OPIOID-RELATED LEGISLATION, A BILL THAT WILL CREATE A SUBSTANCE MISUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY COUNCIL AND ESTABLISH A DIRECTOR OF SUBSTANCE MISUSE PREVENTION.”The bill I’m signing tonight represents the next step in our efforts by consolidating the different prevention initiatives across state government to use the scarce dollars we have more effectively. The bottom line is this bill will improve our long term goal of ending the substance misuse that has wreaked havoc across our state.”AS VERMONT AND THE REST OF THE NATION CONTINUE TO EXPLORE NEW METHODS OF PREVENTING OPIOID ADDICTION AND OVERDOSE DEATHS, COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FALL VICTIM TO THE CRISIS. IN LAMOILLE COUNTY, THIS WAS THE FOURTH YEAR A COMMUNITY FORUM WAS HELD, AND SHERIFF ROGER MARCOUX SAID IT WAS ALSO THE BIGGEST TURNOUT THEY’VE HAD.”It’s not going away, and we don’t have the same level of resources in the rural counties as we do in the metropolitan areas so we need to keep this in the news, people need to understand that we’re still facing the same crisis that we were four years ago.”FOR LAMOILLE COUNTY, THE STING OF THAT REALITY WAS FELT MOST DURING REMARKS FROM GREG AND DAWN TATRO, THE PARENTS OF JENNA RAE TATRO, WHO DIED IN FEBRUARY. THEY NOW LEAD A FOUNDATION CALLED JENNA’S PROMISE AIMED AT LESSENING THE BURDEN OF ADDICTION.”Addiction is a disease, and it can be treated. It has nothing to do with failure, with sin, or weakness or being less than a full person. It is a time for treatment, not judgement. Let us shift as a community from despair and move toward hope, and we can all live up to Jenna’s promise and save lives.” 3 IN THE EVENT THAT VERMONT EVER ALLOWS A TAXED AND REGULATED MARIJUANA MARKET, THIS BILL ALSO INTENDS TO DIRECT REVENUE GENERATED BY THAT TO SUBSTANCE MISUSE PREVENTION INITIATIVES. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, DEVIN BATES, LOCAL 44 NEWS. 3 LAUREN ANOTHER GROUP HAS STEPPED FORWARD AND FILED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST VERMONT’S ONLY JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER. VERMONT

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