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H.R. 3717 (105th): To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the distribution of needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 23, 1998 (Introduced).


HR 3717 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3717

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the distribution of needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 23. 1998

Mr. SOLOMON (for himself, Mr. WICKER, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. BARR of Georgia, and Mr. DELAY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the distribution of needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION REGARDING ILLEGAL DRUGS AND DISTRIBUTION OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES.

    Part B of title II of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 238 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following section:

‘PROHIBITION REGARDING ILLEGAL DRUGS AND DISTRIBUTION OF HYPODERMIC NEEDLES

    ‘SEC. 247. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the amounts made available under any Federal law for any fiscal year may be expended, directly or indirectly, to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.’.

SEC. 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

    Section 506 of Public Law 105-78 is repealed.