Public Policy Enters The Digital Realm: A New York Good Samaritan Bill Helps Launch CrowdLobby

A follow-up bill to 2011’s Good Samaritan law in New York is currently coursing through the New York State Assembly.

Led by Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, Assembly Bill A6179 would require instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose. The bill is the latest in a continuing momentum of “Good Samaritan” laws, which are intended to incentivize people to call for help when witnessing a drug overdose or adverse reaction by removing the threat of criminalization. Such a law was already passed in New York in 2011, but this takes it a step further by requiring students

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