Senator Tedisco also named Chairman of Senate Social Services Committee and member of Banks, Codes, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Elections, Environmental Conservation, Health and Libraries Committees
New York State Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) today was appointed as a new member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction by Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan.
The Task Force is charged with holding forums, consulting with law enforcement, health and addiction experts, recovering addicts, and families affected by heroin and opioid addiction and then making recommendations on legislation and best practices for New York State to deal with this health and public safety epidemic.
“Heroin and opioid addiction is a terrible scourge that is devastating too many lives and families across New York State and directly impacting the 49th Senate District. We must be compassionate for those who face addiction and try and help them cut through bureaucratic red tape so they get the help and treatment they need to turn their lives around. We also need to work closely with law enforcement to stop the flow of drugs and ensure drug dealers face justice for the lives they destroy,” said Tedisco.
Tedisco also has been named as Chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee and as a member of the following committees: Banks, Codes, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction, Elections, Environmental Conservation, Health, and Libraries.
“I believe being Chairman of the Social Services Committee along with my membership in the Codes, Crime Victims, Crime and Correction and Health Committees will enable me to take a holistic approach as a member of the Heroin and Opioid Addiction Task Force so together we can develop solutions to fight this crisis,” said Tedisco.
Editor’s Note: Attached with this release please find Senator Tedisco’s updated head shot photograph for your use.