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Overdose Shield Law In Works

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 24, 2010 8:00PM

The Chicago News Coop reports today on a new proposed law would provide protection for people calling to report drug overdoses. Steve Baker, the legislative liaison for the Cook County public defender’s office, has drafted the new bill which hopes to have more success than the 2008 bill proposed by State Rep. Constance A. Howard (D-Chicago). According to the CNC, that bill, "stalled in the House Rules Committee over concerns that it would conflict with the state’s prosecution of cases involving drug-induced homicide."