|Posted:||September 19, 2013 11:37 AM|
|From:||Senator Dominic Pileggi|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Legislation Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Individuals who take Certain Actions to Respond to an Occurrence of Drug Overdose|
|I plan to introduce legislation which will provide immunity from prosecution for certain drug crimes to an individual responding to an occurrence of drug overdose under the following conditions:
It will also establish certain circumstances under which the immunity shall not apply, including for the offenses of delivery or distribution of a controlled substance or drug-induced homicide.
Similar laws have been enacted in twelve states including New Jersey where Governor Chris Christie approved legislation in early May of 2013.
Introduced as SB1164