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AI- 28321   44.    
Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 01/29/2019  
Director's Name: Lamar P. Fisher
Department: County Commission  

Information
Requested Action
MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution No. 2019-034 the title of which is as follows: (Commissioner Fisher)

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE AND FLORIDA GOVERNOR TO CREATE AND PROVIDE FUNDING FOR A STATEWIDE OPIOID ADDICTION TASK FORCE; DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO TRANSMIT A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR AND ALL FLORIDA LEGISLATORS REPRESENTING BROWARD COUNTY RESIDENTS; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ACTION:  (T-11:05 AM)  Approved. 

VOTE: 9-0.    
Why Action is Necessary
Board approval is necessary for the adoption of a Resolution.
What Action Accomplishes
Enables the adoption of the above Resolution.
Is this Action Goal Related
Previous Action Taken
Summary Explanation/Background
Florida ranks fourth in the nation for total health care costs attributed to opioid abuse and eleventh in the nation for deaths resulting from drug overdoses, with the state’s drug mortality rate doubling since 1999. Although several counties, including Broward County, have created task forces to develop plans to address opioid addiction within their communities, a statewide approach is necessary to make a measurable impact in the fight against the opioid epidemic. 
 
Through this Resolution, the Board of County Commissioners encourages the Florida Legislature and Florida Governor to create a statewide task force to assist in the fight against the opioid epidemic and directs the County Administrator to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the Florida Governor and all Florida legislators representing Broward County residents.
Source of Additional Information

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary:
None.
Attachments
Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Resolution

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