H.R. 313 (112th): Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that persons who enter into a conspiracy within the United States to possess or traffic illegal controlled substances outside the United States, or engage in conduct within the United States to aid or abet drug trafficking outside the United States, may be criminally prosecuted in the United States, and for other purposes.

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Jan 18, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 13, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011
Length: 3 pages


Jan 18, 2011

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Oct 6, 2011
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Dec 13, 2011
Passed House

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H.R. 313 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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