Governor Evers Signs Opioid Settlement Bill Into Law

Governor Evers Signs Opioid Settlement Bill Into Law
On June 30, 2021, Governor Evers signed into law legislation which puts in place a structure for the state and counties to receive opioid lawsuit settlement funds. Assembly Bill 374 will permit counties to use these funds to assist families which have been impacted by the misuse and abuse of opioids.

We are greatly appreciative of the tremendous efforts of the county family with phone calls, emails, letters and conversations with the Governor’s office. Because of your continued commitment, we are able to celebrate this legislative victory with the signing of this historic piece of legislation.

“Counties have seen the devastating impact of the opioid epidemic on our communities. From behavioral health to child welfare to law enforcement, counties and our communities have been deeply impacted,” said Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Executive Director Mark D. O’Connell. “Governor Evers has put the people of Wisconsin first and today’s signing of AB 374 will allow counties to reach those most in need.”

Below please find media statements issued regarding today’s bill signing:

GOVERNOR EVERS
• Governor Evers signing statement
• Governor Evers media release

WCA
• WCA media release

WISCONSIN COUNTY EXECUTIVES
• Wisconsin County Executives media statement

WISCONSIN COUNTY HUMAN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
• WCHSA media statement

As administrator of the Wisconsin Extension Association (WEXA), we at #WisCounties are proud to be a part of the 2021 #FarmTechnologyDays. Pictured (R-L) WEXA Board President and Eau Claire County Supervisor Colleen Bates and WCA's WEXA Administrator @chelsfibert. @NACoTweets

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