Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

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Gov. Bill Walker, left, hugs Kara Nelson, director of Haven House, as Rep Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, right, congratulates Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, after the governor signed Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses.

Gov. Bill Walker reacts to the applause of legislators after signing Senate Bill 23 at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those administering Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, sitting left, and Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, sitting right, sponsored the bill in the Senate and House.

Gov. Bill Walker reacts to the applause of legislators after signing Senate Bill 23 at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those administering Naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that stops active opioid overdoses. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, sitting left, and Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, sitting right, sponsored the bill in the Senate and House.

Legislators line up behind Gov. Bill Walker as he signs Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer the life-saving heroin antidote called Naloxone, or Narcan. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, sitting left, and Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, sitting right, sponsored the bill in the Senate and House.

Legislators line up behind Gov. Bill Walker as he signs Senate Bill 23 into law at the Capitol on Monday. The bill gives legal protection to those who administer the life-saving heroin antidote called Naloxone, or Narcan. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, sitting left, and Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, sitting right, sponsored the bill in the Senate and House.

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