17 May 2016
The New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Room 124 of the Capitol to announce the findings and recommendations of its new report tackling the state’s deadly heroin and opioid addiction crisis.
Task Force Co-Chairs Senator George Amedore (R-C-I, Rotterdam), Senator Robert Ortt (R, North Tonawanda), and Senator Terrence Murphy (R-C-I, Yorktown), along with Senator David Carlucci (D, Rockland) and Senator Fred Akshar (R-C-I, Colesville), will summarize the input received from medical experts, treatment providers, law enforcement, and affected New Yorkers who participated in numerous forums held throughout the state over the past year, and highlight the legislative recommendations to help address the issues that were raised.
They will be joined by the bipartisan members of the Senate Task Force and the following participants:
· John Coppola, Executive Director, ASAP (Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers);
· Robert Lindsey, Executive Director, Friends of Recovery; and
· Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff