Author: joshfrost

House Bill 968: Legislative Response to Emerging Contaminants Act

By Josh Frost November 2, 2018 Abstract PFAS are chemicals in many products which accumulate in the environment and in humans, potentially causing adverse health effects. Two companies in North Carolina have been found to be contaminating the Cape Fear River with GenX, a PFAS. The Legislative Response to Emerging Contaminants strengthens pollutant regulations, as…

Senate Bill 616: Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Enforcement (HOPE) Act

By Josh Frost October 24, 2018 Abstract The HOPE Act responds to the growing crisis of opioid addiction in North Carolina, which claimed over 12,000 lives between 1999 and 2016. The act creates a “certified diversion investigator” to aid law enforcement in drug crime investigations. The investigator is given access to prescription records during illicit…

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