Jon Bon Jovi to watch signing of NJ’s overdose law
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) —
Jon Bon Jovi is slated to be on hand when Gov. Chris Christie signs New
Jersey's drug overdose prevention bill into law today.
measure shields someone overdosing on drugs and those who get them
medical assistance from prosecution if they act in good faith.
issue hits close to home for Bon Jovi. The rocker's daughter apparently
overdosed on heroin in a New York college dorm room last year.
district attorney dropped drug charges against Stephanie Bongiovi and
another student under New York's so-called Good Samaritan 911 law that
was designed to reduce overdose deaths by encouraging people to call 911
without fear of being arrested for drug possession.
New Jersey lawmakers had reached a compromise with Christie, who had conditionally vetoed the legislation to limit its scope.