- Associated Press - Sunday, March 23, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has moved a bill giving limited immunity for those who seek medical assistance for someone suffering a drug overdose.

The bill is sponsored by Anchorage Republican Rep. Lance Pruitt. It gives limited immunity from criminal prosecution for those calling for medical assistance for someone suffering a drug overdose.

Anchorage Republican Gabrielle LeDoux says the bill will get word out on the streets that a person does not have to worry about jail if one tries to help someone having a drug overdose.

Rep. Charisse Millett, another Anchorage Republican, said during Friday debate that the bill needs to be moved so that it can start saving lives.

It now goes to the House Rules Committee.

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