H.Res. 713: H.R. 2829 - Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2005

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Wednesday March 8, 2006.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE, on Thursday March 9, 2006.

MANAGERS: SESSIONS/HASTINGS (FL)
109th Congress
2nd Session
H.RES. 713
[Report No. 109-387]

 

H.R. 2829 - Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2005

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read. 

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying this resolution.

7. Provides that the amendments made in order may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

8. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

 

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2829) to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy Act. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Government Reform. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill. The committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be considered as read. All points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute are waived. Notwithstanding clause 11 of rule XVIII, no amendment to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. Any Member may demand a separate vote in the House on any amendment adopted in the Committee of the Whole to the bill or to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

Souder (IN)
Manager’s Amendment. Makes technical and conforming changes to account for changes in law within the jurisdiction of those Committees that waived formal business meetings on the bill. Strikes the mandatory restrictions on certification of budgets related to enforcement in certain contexts of the ‘‘Drug Free Student Loan’’ provision. (10 minutes)

Baird (WA)/Hooley (OR)/Cardoza (CA)
Directs the Director of ONDCP, in consultation with other federal agencies, to convene an international summit on the threat of methamphetamine and synthetic drug precursor chemicals. The Director shall do so to intensify and coordinate an effective international response along with other affected countries in order to prevent methamphetamine production and precursor diversion. Provides that the Director must carry out the amendment within 12 months from the enactment of the bill. Provides an authorization of $1 million for this purpose. (10 minutes)

Boozman (AR)
Ensures that the effects of illicit drug abuse on children of substance abusers are considered in the annual National Drug Control Strategy. Requires ONDCP to conduct a study and the President to report to Congress on drug court programs that conduct hearings in nontraditional public places, such as schools. (10 minutes)

Chabot (OH)/Cannon (UT)/Boswell (IA)/Calvert (CA)/Larsen (WA)
Commissions studies on: State Drug Endangered Children programs focusing on meth and report back to Congress within 6 months with recommendations for a Nat. Drug Endangered Children policy; Comparing state precursor control laws and report back to Congress within 6 months with a list of best practices with respect to such laws. Creates an Internet Meth Clearing House to provide current info to, and to facilitate info sharing among, Fed, State, and local agencies about meth trafficking, abuse, treatment, and abuse prevention. Commissions a report on: what schools have initiated drug testing among those schools attending ONDCP conferences on drug testing; the meth epidemic, detailing the spread of meth usage broken down by three-digit zip code based on industrial and school drug tests and clandestine lab seizures; who received performance bonuses at ONDCP and for how much from October 2004 until the present. Mandates the ONDCP Synthetic Drug Action Plan be reported to Congress by 3/31/06 (20 minutes)
Cuellar (TX)
Directs the ONDCP to conduct a study of the incidences of kidnapped, killed, and missing Americans along the U.S.-Mexico border and report to Congress on how to prevent such crimes. (10 minutes)
Filner (CA)
Instructs the ONDCP to develop a strategy to combat border tunnels for drug trafficking and to recommend to Congress a criminal penalty for digging or using border tunnels for such acts. (10 minutes)
Graves (MO)
Requires the ONDCP to submit a report to Congress explaining its participation in and support of a conference addressing harm reduction in methamphetamine abuse, not prevention. Additionally, ONDCP must explain what management and reporting systems ONDCP will change to ensure that the Administration is more supportive of efforts fighting the methamphetamine epidemic. (10 minutes)
Hooley (OR)
Requires ONDCP to submit to Congress a comprehensive strategy that addresses the increased threat from methamphetamine and includes interdiction and precursor chemical controls, demand reduction, treatment and efforts to prevent the diversion of precursor chemicals on an international level. (10 minutes)
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Requires the ONDCP to perform an assessment of illicit drug and alcohol use by children, and appropriate intervention methods. Requires ONDCP to report to Congress on its assessment. The amendment specifies items to assess that were not considered by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, such as the role of Federal, state, and local criminal justice systems in providing intervention. (10 minutes)
Lungren (CA)
Requires the Director of ONDCP to provide for a program that advises states on establishing laws and policies to address alcohol and other drug issues, as well as drafting and revising model state drug laws. Authorizes $1,500,000 for each of fiscal years 2007 through 2011 for that purpose. (10 minutes)
Lynch (MA)
Directs the ONDCP to request the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to enter into an agreement under which the Institute agrees to conduct a study on iatrogenic addiction associated with oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release tablets and directs the ONDCP to report to Congress on the study. (10 minutes)
Paul (TX)
Provides that the act shall not be in effect after September 30, 2011. (10 minutes)
Rehberg (MT)/Boozman (AR)/King (IA)/Capito (WV)/Souder (IN)/Graves (MO)
Ensures that no less than 10% of national media campaign funds will be expended on advertisements specifically intended to reduce methamphetamine use.  Grants the Director the authority to award grants to private entities producing research-based public service messages, with the goal of reducing first-time meth use among young people.  Funds may be redirected if domestic meth lab seizures decrease by at least 75% from the 2006 level.  (10 minutes)
Renzi (AZ)
Directs the ONDCP to report to Congress on the representation of tribal governments in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program and in high intensity drug trafficking areas designated under that program. The report shall include a list of tribal governments represented, an explanation of the rationale for the level of representation, and recommendations by the director for the methods for increasing the number of tribal governments represented in the Program. (10 minutes)

Terry (NE)
Directs the ONDCP to consult with the head of each major national organization that represents law enforcement officers, agencies, or associations, prior to making recommendations to the President on the national budget for drug control and enforcement each year. (10 minutes)

 

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENTS

1.)Souder (IN) #7

2.)Baird (WA)/Hooley (OR)/Cardoza (CA) #10

3.)Boozman (AR) #18

4.)Chabot (OH)/Cannon (UT)/Boswell (IA)/Calvert (CA)/Larsen (WA) #20

5.)Cuellar (TX) #17

6.)Filner (CA) #2

7.)Graves (MO) #1

8.)Hooley (OR) #14

9.)Jackson-Lee (TX) #8

10.)Lungren (CA) #11

11.)Lynch (MA) #9

12.)Paul (TX) #24

13.)Rehberg (MT)/Boozman (AR)/King (IA)/Capito (WV)/Souder (IN)/Graves (MO) #6

14.)Renzi (AZ) #4

15.)Terry (NE) #25