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Kotowski reacts to override of governor’s veto of heroin treatment law

kotow hb1 heroinSPRINGFIELD- Today, the Illinois House of Representatives voted 105-5 to override the governor’s amendatory veto of House Bill 1, a proposal that takes a multi-faceted approach to curbing the growing heroin epidemic. State Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge), the sponsor of the measure in the Senate, released the follow statement following the House’s vote.

“I applaud Representative Lou Lang for his continued leadership and the Illinois House for coming together in a bipartisan fashion that will save lives and taxpayer dollars.  Investing in heroin addiction prevention gives people struggling with substance abuse the opportunity to survive and become productive members of our society.

“We owe it to the victims, families and youth of our communities to enact these protections as soon as possible, and I look forward to voting on this proposal in the Senate next week.”

Senator Dan Kotowski


28th District

Years served:
2007 - 2016

Committee assignments: Appropriations I (Vice-Chairperson); Criminal Law; Appropriations II (Chairperson); Higher Education; Revenue; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: First elected in 2007, a life-long resident of Illinois, Kotowski was born and raised in Chicago. Graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in English and Communications, and he obtained his Master’s Degree from DePaul University in Chicago.