H.R. 5188 (108th): Combat Meth Act

Introduced:
Sep 30, 2004 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roy Blunt
Representative for Missouri's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 30, 2004
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
S. 2869 (Related)
Combat Meth Act of 2004

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 30, 2004

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 30, 2004, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 30, 2004
Referred to Committee Sep 30, 2004
 
Full Title

To respond to the illegal production, distribution, and use of methamphetamines in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (9R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/30/2004--Introduced.
Combat Meth Act - Directs the Attorney General to carry out a program to provide grants to qualified States (i.e., those which had more than 200 methamphetamine lab seizures in 2003 and that provide a specified mandatory minimum sentence for possession and/or distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine or 50 grams or more of a substance containing methamphetamine) to combat methamphetamine abuse, focusing on the prosecution of repeat offenders.
Authorizes funds to provide training to: (1) State and local prosecutors and law enforcement agents for investigation and prosecution of methamphetamine offenses; and (2) State law enforcement personnel at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Clandestine Laboratory Training Facility in Quantico, Virginia.
Amends: (1) the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the public safety and community policing grant program to authorize the use of grant funds to hire personnel and purchase equipment to assist in enforcing and prosecuting methamphetamine offenses and in cleaning up methamphetamine-affected areas; and (2) the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to local governments and nonprofit private entities to provide treatment for methamphetamine abuse.
Directs the Attorney General to allocate funds for the hiring and training of special assistant U.S. attorneys. Authorizes the Attorney General, acting through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, to award grants to States to establish methamphetamine precursor monitoring programs.

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