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Senate Democrats Working On Bills To Prevent Opioid Overdoses

Opioid overdoses in Illinois alone saw huge increases with 33% between 2019 and 2020 and members of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus are rushing to figure out ways to handle the epidemic. 


State Senator Paul Faraci of Champaign says that House Bill 1121 would increase access to tools to help first responders handle overdoses.



With fentanyl on the rise, State Senator Laura Ellman is sponsoring House Bill 3924, which seeks to combat the risk of overdoses by requiring high school students to be enrolled in a state-required course to learn about the dangers of fentanyl.



State Senator Karina Villa is sponsoring House Bill 1557 to increase patron safety at concert venues.



The Senators will work over the weeks leading up to the May 19th adjournment to pass these measures. 

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