Opioid Task Force Bill Passes in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee

Jordan Kirkland - March 19th, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee passed legislation to create a statewide task force to fight the rampant opioid drug abuse that plagues the state.

The bill, , would that would examine, research and evaluate effective strategies to deal with opioid abuse in the Sunshine State.

The measure passed unanimously in the subcommittee, with a vote of 13-0.

The opioid epidemic has been a top priority for Attorney General Ashley Moody. During her campaign, she promised to continue the fight against pharmaceutical companies -- something her predecessor, Pam Bondi, started.

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