House Majority Leader Comments on Passage of HB1000

CONCORD – House Majority Leader Richard “Dick” Hinch (R-Merrimack) offered the following statement on the passage of HB1000, establishing a state grant program to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in addressing the opioid crisis and making an appropriation therefor. The bill passed the House 235-74 and passed the Senate unanimously.
“Getting deadly drugs off of New Hampshire streets, and putting the dealers who distribute this poison behind bars are important parts of addressing the drug crisis, and we’ve made it a priority. We have the data demonstrating that law enforcement operations that will benefit from this grant program are highly effective, and deserving of an opportunity to continue and expand. I’m extremely proud of the work of the House and Senate today taking the measures necessary to get this important program in place.”