State Sen. Leah Vukmir
Press Release

Walker Signs Vukmir Bill Battling Opioid Crisis

"This bill will push back against the destructive opioid crisis."

By - Apr 10th, 2018 11:28 am

MADISON, Wis. —  Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill authored by Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, into law Monday afternoon to battle the ongoing opioid crisis.

“This bill will push back against the destructive opioid crisis,” Vukmir said. “The heroin epidemic has caused the deaths of so many Wisconsinites. Law enforcement needs more tools to stop the inflow of drugs in our state.”

The new law provides grants to local law enforcement agencies to expand investigations into high level drug trafficking operations and creates new prosecutor positions to investigate and prosecute drug-traffickers. It also provides funding for preventative programing to at-risk juveniles and medical treatment to addicts prior to release from county jails.

“The two-pronged approach of this bill is key because it will restrict further illegal drugs from entering our state and provide those already battling with addiction greater access to recovery resources,” Vukmir said.

Vukmir is a member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Heroin and Opioid Abuse and has helped pass many of the Heroin & Opioid Prevention and Education bills in her role as Senate Health chairman.

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6 thoughts on “Walker Signs Vukmir Bill Battling Opioid Crisis”

  1. Terry says:

    Legalize cannabis!

  2. Old Man Yells at Cloud says:

    It’s no secret who brings the most opioids into Wisconsin, what are you doing about them? (Hint: It’s not a Mexican drug runner that the national guard is going to stop at the border)

  3. Tom says:

    No more poverty to prison pipeline in Wisconsin! No more laws and prisons we can’t afford anymore Walker and Vukmir!! Terry and Old Man are correct and once Walker and Vukmir and all these crazy eyed far right-wing lunatics are voted out of office, then medical cannabis is in in Wisconsin! Get out and vote people! Enough lives have been ruined by opioids and alcohol in Wisconsin. Time for the “exit drug” the healing herb. States with medical cannabis programs have seen opioid deaths go down 25%! Walker and republicans like crazy Leah Vukmir have been blocking such a program which most people in Wisconsin support for years and years now. Thus they must go. Write your reps, go vote and let’s put a big dent in the opioid epidemic when we fire Walker, fire Vos and Fitzgerald, Nygren, Vukmir etc and then legalize, tax and regulate medical marijuana in Wisconsin.

  4. Terry says:

    Dump Walker
    Dump Vukmir
    Legalize cannabis

  5. Terry says:

    Medical cannabis is legal in every state neighboring Wisconsin as well as in all of Canada, it’s legal in Minnesota, legal in Illinois, legal in Michigan and now legal in Iowa but NOT in Wisconsin thanks to Prohibitionist liars and frauds like Leah Vukmir and Sleazy Scott Walker. We must Dump ALL republican phonies and frauds in November join the modern, civilized world again.

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