H. R. 1823
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 18, 2019
Mr. Gibbs (for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Gosar, Mr. David P. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Guest, Mr. Budd, Mr. Wright, and Mr. Grothman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To provide opioid receptor antagonists, including naloxone, to first responders for personal use, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Help Ensure Responders Overdosing Emerge Safely Act of 2019 or the
HEROES Act of 2019.
Assistance to firefighters grants program and the fire prevention and safety grants program
Fire prevention and safety grants program
Section 33(c)(3) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(c)(3)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
To provide opioid receptor antagonists, including naloxone, to firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical service workers, and other first responders for personal use.
Section 1701(b) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (34 U.S.C. 10381(b)(13)) is amended—
in paragraph (22), by striking
and at the end;
in paragraph (23), by striking the period and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
to provide opioid receptor antagonists, including naloxone, to law enforcement officers for personal use.