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Minn. Senate Passes Heroin Antidote Bill

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday allowing first responders to administer a heroin antidote, called Narcan, in the case of an overdose, and immunity for people who call 911.

The daughter of the bill’s author, Sen. Chris Eaton (D-Brooklyn Center), died of a heroin overdose.

“The guy who was with her when she used heroin watched her die,” Eaton said. “He hid paraphernalia, denied to the police he knew what was wrong, and by the time they got some Naloxone, Narcan, to her, it was too late, and she died.”

The law is called Steve’s Law, after Steve Rummler, who died from a heroin overdose in 2011.

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