Vermont State Representative Linda Joy Sullivan

State Representative Linda Joy Sullivan’s office submitted these responses to the American Opioid Podcast on 3/5/2019 8:49:20 AM.

What district of Vermont do you represent?

Bennington-Rutland

Briefly, how would you describe the opioid crisis in your state?

Severe-chronic

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?

Prescription Monitoring by Linda Joy Sullivan and Cynthia Browning

What was your involvement, if any, in those bills (e.g., introduction, advocacy, vote pledge)?

Co lead Sponsor

Have any of the bills passed? If not, why?

Just introduced

What was the most memorable experience you had while learning about the opioid crisis in your state?

Speaking at the Fed Up rally on the issues and needed solutions in the state of vermont

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?

Prescription monitoring and private causes of action

Are there any additional thoughts you would like to share?

Should also address issues in prisons in Vermont