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

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 14, 2011 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 313

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 14, 2011

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

AN ACT

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act of 2011.

2.

Amendments to the Controlled Substances Act to clarify conspiracies conducted within the United States may be criminally prosecuted in the United States

Section 406 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 846) is amended by—

(1)

inserting (a) before Any; and

(2)

inserting at the end the following:

(b)

Whoever, within the United States, conspires with one or more persons, or aids or abets one or more persons, regardless of where such other persons are located, to engage in conduct at any place outside the United States that would constitute a violation of this title, other than a violation of section 404(a), if committed within the United States, shall be subject to the same


penalties that would apply to such conduct if it were to occur within the United States.

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Passed the House of Representatives December 13, 2011.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk