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NH considers 'Good Samaritan' bill

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CONCORD, N.H. -

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are considering a so-called Good Samaritan law to bring down the number of drug deaths in the state.

The Senate holds a hearing Tuesday on a bill the House has already passed that would provide narrow immunity when it comes to drug and alcohol offenses for people who get emergency help for someone who has overdosed.

Supporters say most overdoses happen with other people around, and many do nothing because they fear being arrested.

The bill would not extend that immunity to someone dealing drugs or giving alcohol to minors.

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