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Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 (Start Talking Maryland Act)

Sponsored by:

Senator Miller


In the House - First Reading House Rules and Executive Nominations

Synopsis:Requiring the Administrative Office of the Courts to assess drug court programs to determine how to increase and expand the programs; requiring county boards of education and specified institutions of higher education to establish heroin and opioid addiction and prevention policies; prohibiting school nurses, campus police, and health personnel at institutions who respond to an overdose emergency from being held personally liable when having been properly trained and acting in good faith; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Senators Miller, Conway, Pinsky, Bates, Kagan, Nathan-Pulliam, Robinson, Salling, Simonaire, Waugh, Young, and Zucker
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB1082
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): July 1, 2017
Bill imposes a mandated appropriation in the annual State Budget Bill
Bill imposes a local government mandate which is a directive in a bill requiring a local government unit to perform a task or assume a responsibility that has a discernible fiscal impact on the local government unit
Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs  View Committee HearingRules and Executive Nominations
Broad Subject(s):Primary and Secondary Education
Higher Education
Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide
Narrow Subject(s):Administrative Office of the Courts
Communications -see also- Electronic Comm; Language; Telecom
Controlled Dangerous Substances -see also- Drugs; Subst Abus
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Education, Boards of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Education, State Board of
Good Samaritan
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Law Enforcement -see also- State Police, Department of
State Universities and Colleges
Substance Abuse
Statutes:Article - Education
(7-411, 11-1201 through 11-1204, 15-121, 7-426.5)

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March 28, 2017 5:08 P.M.