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


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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that anyone within the United States who enters into a conspiracy to possess or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 18, 2011

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Oct 6, 2011
Reported by Committee

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Dec 13, 2011
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 313”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 5231 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 6, 2010

S. 1672 (Related)
Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 6, 2011

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