• North Carolina State Budget: LEAD funding 
    • LEAD was a item allowed to be funded by Governor's Taskforce on Substance Abuse
  • North Carolina: Introduction of North Carolina Senate Bill 794 (Syringe Exchange)
    • http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=S794
    • This bill got moved into a different piece of legislation HB 972
  • North Carolina: Legislative passage of North Carolina House Bill 972 (Syringe Exchange Amendment only, in a law enforcement body cam bill)
    • This bill passed the Senate and House and was signed by the governor
  • North Carolina: Assisted with advocacy and passage of NC Senate Bill 734, allowing for statewide standing order for naloxone via the DHHS Medical Director


  • North Carolina: Passage of North Carolina House Bill 712 (Pilot Project/Used Needle Disposal)
    • This bill passed with unanimous support in the House and Senate.
    • http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=H712&submitButton=Go
    • North Carolina: Introduction of North Carolina Senate Bill 377 (Appropriate Funds for Drug Overdose Meds.)
      • This bill was reconsidered as a budget item in the NC Budget
      • http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=S377
    • North Carolina: Introduction of North Carolina House Bill 612 (Ban the Box)
      • This bill did not make crossover
      • http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=h+612&submitButton=Go
    • South Carolina: Passage of H3083 (SC Overdose Prevention Act)
    • Tennessee: Passage of SB-0934 (Needlestick Prevention)
      • NCHRC provided initial technical assistance to Tennessee advocates to assist in legislative passage of the bill.
      • SB 0934 is a similar bill to NC’s needlestick prevention bill (HB850 from 2013)
      • http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Billinfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SB0924&ga=109
    • Indiana: Passage of SB-406 (Indiana Naloxone Access)
      • NCHRC provided ongoing technical assistance to the bill's primary sponsor (Merritt) and advocates, to assist in legislative passage of their naloxone legislation (SB406)
      • https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2015/bills/senate/406#digest-heading