Bills Co-Authored by Sen. Smith Pass Senate Unanimously
Legislation Supports Local Road Projects and Targets Fentanyl Distribution
MADISON – Today, the State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bills 303 and 352 – bipartisan legislation co-authored by Sen. Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick).
“I appreciate the bipartisan collaboration that went into introducing and passing these important bills,” said Sen. Smith in response to the bills’ passage. “Democratic and Republican legislators alike want to see their communities succeed. As a co-author of these bills, I’m encouraged to know these measures are closer to becoming law so we can make our communities safer.”
Senate Bill 303 reduces the penalty local governments may incur for submitting a general transportation aid application late. This legislation will ensure towns and villages are best supported to improve and repair local roads.
Senate Bill 352 aims to curb the trafficking of fentanyl, a highly-potent synthetic opioid pain reliever. This bill brings fentanyl penalties to parity with heroin penalties for those responsible for the manufacturing, distribution, delivery and possession of fentanyl.