Gov. Bevin to Ceremonially Sign Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic Tomorrow

Kentucky United We Stand, Divided We Fall

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin will be joined by state legislators in Frankfort on Tuesday, as he ceremonially signs three recently enacted measures aimed at combatting Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.

House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Kim Moser, prevents physicians from prescribing more than a three-day supply of opioid painkillers (with some exceptions) and increases penalties for trafficking in fentanyl, carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives.

House Bills 314 and 364, both sponsored by Rep. Danny Bentley, seek to reduce overdose deaths by strengthening regulations and information sharing capabilities for pharmacies within the Commonwealth.

This event will be live-streamed on Gov. Bevin’s Facebook page.

Who:

Governor Matt Bevin
State Legislators

What:

Ceremonial Signings – HB 333, 314 and 364

When:

Tuesday, Aug. 15
2:30 p.m. (EDT)

Where:

State Capitol Rotunda
700 Capital Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky

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