Senate Task Force To Convene In 51st Senate District - LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE

ONEONTA, 04/25/14- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) will be in Otsego County, MONDAY, April 28th, at SUNY College at Oneonta.

Senator Seward, a member of the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, will host a roundtable discussion to solicit input from area stakeholders on the growing epidemic of heroin abuse.  Senator Phil Boyle (R/C/I – Suffolk County), task force chairman, will also take part in the forum along with local health care professionals, addiction experts, law enforcement officials, and concerned citizens.

“It is important that we formulate a multi-prong strategy that will help break the stranglehold heroin has on so many people in our society.  This forum, featuring a diverse group of local stakeholders, will play a vital role as we develop our line of attack against this growing epidemic,” said Senator Seward.

The roundtable forum is one of several being conducted around the state to solicit input and develop recommendations for legislative action.

The forum is open to the public and will also be webcast live at:


*Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction;

*9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.;

*SUNY College at Oneonta;

*Hunt Union Ballroom;