Message from ACLU-PA on Unanimous Passing of HB 1393 (Legalizing Fentanyl Test Strips)



We are so pleased that HB 1393 (legalizing fentanyl test strips) passed with unanimous bi-partisan support yesterday! This bill is now on its way to the governor's desk to be signed into law.


This is a tangible step toward protecting the lives of Pennsylvanians.


The ACLU-PA supports the employment of harm reduction efforts and the ending the criminalization of addiction. Let's thank our legislators for acting to keep people alive.


This law will mean that possession of fentanyl test strips is no longer punishable by up to one year in prison and it removes fentanyl test strips from the definition of drug paraphernalia.


This bill allows those who use drugs and people experiencing addiction to possess and use test strips to ensure their own safety without fear of facing criminal charges.


This bill will save lives! Please call your senator with a "CHEERS!" Thank them for passing this important bill.


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