Minnesota State Representative and Chair of Ways and Means Committee Lyndon Carlson

State Representative Lyndon Carlson’s office submitted these responses to the American Opioid Podcast on 2/27/2019 10:30:08 AM.

What district of Minnesota do you represent?

45A

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

I am Rep. Carlson's Legislative Assistant filling this out for him. He would be able to answer more fully over the phone.

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?

HF 400 and HF 354 (Rep. Carlson's bill)

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

Rep. Carlson is the chief author on HF 354

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

They are both currently moving through committee

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

I am Rep. Carlson's Legislative Assistant filling this out for him. He would be able to answer more fully over the phone.

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?

I am Rep. Carlson's Legislative Assistant filling this out for him. He would be able to answer more fully over the phone.

Are there any additional thoughts you would like to share?

The majority of your communication will be with me, Megan Arriola, regarding setting up this appointment to talk. My email address is megan.arriola@house.mn, but I am also in charge of running Rep. Carlson's email address. He looks forward to hearing from you.