Governor Ducey, Legislative Leaders And State Health Officials To Call For Opioid Special Session At Signing Event Monday

News Release

January 21, 2018
PHOENIX — On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey will join legislative leaders and state health officials to sign a call for a special session of the Legislature in order to give priority consideration to legislation combating the opioid epidemic.On Friday, the governor, in conjunction with legislative leaders of both parties, released The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, comprehensive legislation to address opioid addiction and overdose deaths through actions like expanding treatment and improving enforcement and oversight.

The signing will take place on the second floor of the Executive Tower at an event open to the press following remarks from state and legislative leaders. Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Please direct press questions to Patrick Ptak at [email protected] or (602) 679-5671.

Who: Governor Doug Ducey
          Senate President Steve Yarbrough
          Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs
          Speaker of the House J.D. Mesnard
          House Minority Leader Rebecca Rios
          State Elected Leaders and Health Officials

What: Signing of call for a Special Session of the Legislature related to
           combating the opioid epidemic

When: Monday, January 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Where: Executive Tower, second floor conference room
             1700 W Washington St.
             Phoenix, AZ 85007