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

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 12, 2011 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 222

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 313

[Report No. 112–324, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 18, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Schiff) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

December 12, 2011

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

December 12, 2011

The Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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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December 12, 2011

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary with an amendment

December 12, 2011

The Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed