(Hamilton) – Paul Ressler, member of the Governor’s Council on Alcohol and Drug
Abuse and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, recently presented
Assemblyman Dan Benson with an honorary plaque for his work on a key drug overdose
prevention law, the Overdose Prevention Act, which included provisions known as the “Good
Samaritan Law” (see attached photo). Both were signed into law last year, with Assemblyman
Benson as prime sponsor of the Assembly Bill.
“I am so proud to accept this great honor and will continue to work in the Assembly to
help those dealing with addiction,” said Assemblyman Benson. He cited the law’s success in
helping save over 100 lives since it was enacted May 2013.