HR 4748 RFS
H. R. 4748
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 to require a northern border counternarcotics strategy, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010’.
SEC. 2. NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-469) is amended by inserting after section 1110 the following new section:
‘SEC. 1110A. REQUIREMENT FOR NORTHERN BORDER COUNTERNARCOTICS STRATEGY.
‘(a) In General- Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this section, and every two years thereafter, the Director of National Drug Control Policy shall submit to Congress a Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy.
‘(b) Purposes- The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall--
‘(1) set forth the Government’s strategy for preventing the illegal trafficking of drugs across the international border between the United States and Canada, including through ports of entry and between ports of entry on that border;
‘(2) state the specific roles and responsibilities of the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security (including the Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement), and other relevant National Drug Control Program agencies (as defined in section 702 of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 (21 U.S.C. 1701)) for implementing that strategy; and
‘(3) identify the specific resources required to enable the agencies described in paragraph (2) to implement that strategy.
‘(c) Specific Content Related to Cross-Border Indian Reservations- The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall include--
‘(1) a strategy to end the illegal trafficking of drugs through Indian reservations on or near the international border between the United States and Canada; and
‘(2) recommendations for additional assistance to tribal law enforcement agencies with respect to such strategy.
‘(d) Consultation Required- The Director shall issue the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy in consultation with the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the heads of other relevant National Drug Control Program agencies, and, with respect to subsection (c), the leaders of the affected Indian tribes.
‘(e) Limitation- The Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy shall not change existing agency authorities or the laws governing interagency relationships, but may include recommendations about changes to such authorities or laws.
‘(f) Report to Congress- The Director shall provide a copy of the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy to the appropriate congressional committees (as defined in section 702 of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 (21 U.S.C. 1701)), and to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
‘(g) Treatment of Classified or Law Enforcement Sensitive Information- Any content of the Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy that involves information classified under criteria established by an Executive order, or whose public disclosure, as determined by the Director or the head of any relevant National Drug Control Program agency, would be detrimental to the law enforcement or national security activities of any Federal,
State, local, or tribal agency, shall be presented to Congress separately from the rest of the Strategy.’.
Passed the House of Representatives July 27, 2010.
LORRAINE C. MILLER,