State Representatives Jason Perillo (R-113) and Ben McGorty (R-122) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation this afternoon aimed at combating the state’s growing opioid epidemic. The measure was the result of a combination of proposals supported by the legislators who joined local and state leaders in hosting an opioid addiction forum in Shelton on March 3.
“This a pretty sensible start to developing policy that begins to roll back many of the things that create opportunities for opioid abuse,” said Rep. Perillo.
“This bill is hardly a cure-all, but it takes some very important and positive steps toward the goal of stemming the tide of addiction. Our opioid forums held in several towns were absolutely indispensable in crafting this legislation,"said Rep. McGorty.