TRAIN SCHOOL NURSES IN NARCAN BILL

By Bob Katzen

This bill requires school nurses to be trained in maintaining and delivering Narcan to students. Narcan is an emergency treatment used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose.

“I filed this legislation to start a conversation about how we can ensure our schools and communities have the proper training to deal with opioid overdose,” said Sen. John Velis (D-Westfield), the measure’s sponsor. “We have lost far too many lives to the opioid epidemic and I hope to call attention to this critical issue as we develop this bill this session.”

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS MUST HAVE ELECTRIC VEHICLES BY 2035 (SD 2322) – Requires all public state, city and town vehicles to be electric by 2035. The requirement is phased in and sets a goal of 50 percent by 2025 and 75 percent by 2030.

“Transportation contributes more to greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector,” said sponsor Sen. Joe Boncore (D-Winthrop). “We must not only build a more sustainable and resilient transportation system, but we in the commonwealth have a responsibility to lead by example. The electric vehicle legislation I filed this session is an equitable approach to electronic vehicle adoption. From school buses and MBTA buses to DPW trucks and fire engines, we put Massachusetts on a path to 100 percent electric vehicles by 2035.”

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