Sen. Tina Polsky

Amid a hotly contested, marathon meeting of the Florida Senate March 29, members did find common ground on one piece of legislation designed to fight Florida’s crippling opioid epidemic.

Fifty-two minutes following its scheduled conclusion, which saw both sides vigorously debate over fiercely divided issues such as union dues and concealed carry, the upper chamber took up SB 164, the measure aimed at decriminalizing fentanyl test strips under Florida law as drug paraphernalia by Sen. Tina Polsky, D-Boca Raton, and passed the bill unanimously.

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