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H.R. 5460 (101st): Drug-Free Cities Act of 1990

To reduce unlawful drug use in the United States through the development of local laws, policies, and programs related to user accountability; by promoting behaviors on the part of the general public that express nonacceptance of and intolerance for unlawful drug use; by providing recognition to local governments that have implemented effective, aggressive user accountability programs; and by disseminating in formation about local laws, policies, and programs that have been proven effective in reducing unlawful drug use.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Aug 3, 1990
101st Congress (1989–1990)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 3, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


Harry “Steve” Bartlett

Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district



22 Cosponsors (15 Republicans, 7 Democrats)



Aug 3, 1990

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H.R. 5460 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5460. This is the one from the 101st Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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