Jon Bon Jovi set to watch signing of New Jersey Law

Published On: May 02 2013 09:03:12 AM EDT
Updated On: May 02 2013 10:30:01 AM EDT

Stephanie Bongiovi, daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, was hospitalized after overdosing on heroin earlier this week in a dorm room at her college in upstate New York.

PATERSON, NJ -

Jon Bon Jovi is slated to be on hand when Gov. Chris Christie signs New Jersey's drug overdose prevention bill into law Thursday.

The measure shields someone overdosing on drugs and those who get them medical assistance from prosecution if they act in good faith.

The 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.

A 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.

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