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House Judiciary Committee approves drug overdose immunity bill

House Judiciary Committee approves drug overdose immunity bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A proposed state law that would grant immunity to people who report drug overdoses in Pennsylvania took an important step forward Tuesday.

The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would bar authorities from prosecuting someone who seeks help for an overdose victim.

Officials in support of the bill say it will save lives.

They say a guarantee of immunity might get a person who feared prosecution to help someone who overdosed.

The proposed legislation is now moving to the full House for a vote.


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