New Jersey Chair of Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens Committee and State Senator Joseph F. Vitale
State Senator Joseph F. Vitale’s office submitted these responses to the American Opioid Podcast on 3/5/2019 10:57:56 AM.
What district of New Jersey do you represent?
Briefly, how would you describe the opioid crisis in your state?
Dangerously on the rise
What are the two or three most significant bills that have been introduced in your chamber to help alleviate the opioid crisis in your state?
Bills S3604, S3163, S3 Sca along with others
What was your involvement, if any, in those bills (e.g., introduction, advocacy, vote pledge)?
Have any of the bills passed? If not, why?
Passed last year
What was the most memorable experience you had while learning about the opioid crisis in your state?
Willing to discuss on podcast.
If you had a magic wand that allowed you to pass any legislation you wanted in order to help alleviate the opioid crisis in your state, what would that legislation look like?
Unlimited funding so we could ensure everyone receives the full treatment they require.