MADISON, WI – Rep. Jon Plumer (R – Lodi) released the following statement after Governor Evers signed Senate Bill 49 into law this morning. This legislation establishes and maintains a statewide opioid and methamphetamine database system.

“After introducing this legislation last session, it crossed the finish line this morning,” said Rep. Plumer. “This database will be a game changer in Wisconsin’s fight against substance abuse. By having better access to data, our law enforcement, first responders, healthcare professionals, and social services will be able to target their resources more effectively and efficiently.”

“Other states have already implemented similar systems and it has been a tremendous tool in combating addiction. I look forward to seeing Wisconsin’s system up and running in the near future. I am glad Governor Evers signed this bipartisan legislation into law.”

Senate Bill 49 passed the State Senate 32-1 and unanimously in the Assembly 96-0

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