Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of Senator Chris McDaniel
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Cox
ANTI-HEROIN COMPROMISE BILL ON ITS WAY TO GOVERNOR’S DESK
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 24, 2015) – After working countless hours since April to construct a bill to fight Kentucky’s heroin epidemic, I am pleased to announce the passage of Senate Bill 192. SB 192 is a compromise between the House and Senate and I cannot thank my colleagues enough for helping pass this vital legislation.
This bill will provide increased punishments for heroin traffickers and dealers as well as provide greater treatment for those addicted to the deadly drug. An emergency clause was placed on SB 192, and Governor Beshear has announced that he will sign the bill into law at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Capitol Room 110.
I would like to thank all members of the General Assembly for their dedication to passage of anti-heroin legislation this session, the various interest groups who have weighed in and the family members of victims who have testified.
Northern Kentucky has been hit harder than most any area across the nation from the impacts of heroin and I pray that this bill is another step forward to end the distribution of this drug in my home community and begin to save lives.