SAVE A LIFE! –
June 2, 2022 – “We know that we are experiencing a crisis of overdose deaths, and these are preventable,” said Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener. “This is one way to help keep people safe and to actually help people get into treatment.”
Assembly Public Safety Committee members advanced the bill on a 5-2 vote after hearing conflicting statistics about the experiences in Canada, Europe, Australia and most recently two sites in New York City.
There has been not a single overdose death in the supervised sites, said Wiener and proponents of his bill.
But people still are dying around them, attracted to neighborhoods where drug use is overtly sanctioned by the government, countered opponents.