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H.R. 5219 (115th): Opioid Prescription Verification Act of 2018

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To require sellers of opioids at retail to verify the identity of the prospective purchaser and enter certain information about the purchase into the respective State's prescription drug monitoring system, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Mar 8, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 8, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


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What legislators are saying

National Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Davis' Opioid Prescription Verification Legislation
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on May 14, 2018

Davis Encourages Participation in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Apr 27, 2018

Davis Collaborates with Law Enforcement & Local Government, Introduces Bill to Fight Opioid Abuse
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Mar 9, 2018

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Mar 8, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5219 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5219. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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