Today was an emotional day at the state house. Nancy McDonald Holler and I stood together as we have for many years and watched Governor Baker sign the step act bill which will most certainly make a difference in this epidemic! Janis Coulson McGrory spoke in honor of her beautiful Liz who passed 5 years ago. Nancy and I stood there and talked of all the years of our advocating, over 12 years and FINALLY this day has come. So many more speaking today and sadly this epidemic is worse than ever but today was HOPE. There is much more to be done, and things must be implemented and put in place but today was a huge step, a ray of hope that maybe we will finally see a light and an end to this tunnel of madness.

Joanne Peterson (via facebook)

The links below are to copies of the Bill and related documents:

BillH4056

h4056_11Areport

h.4056.OpioidBillConfCommittee-Summary3.9