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S. 1327: SITSA Act

About the bill

More than 20,000 Americans died from synthetic drug overdoses in 2016. That represents 31 percent of all drug overdose deaths, a surging percentage in recent years — more than double the number from 2015.

A bill called the Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues (SITSA) Act aims to combat on the growing epidemic of synthetic drug deaths. But would it give Jeff Sessions too much power?

Context

There are more than 400 known types of synthetic — or “artificial” — drugs, which mimic the effects of substances including cocaine and ...

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 8, 2017
Length: 22 pages
Introduced:

Jun 8, 2017

Status:

Introduced on Jun 8, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 8, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

16% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

See Instead:

H.R. 2851 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jun 15, 2018

History

Jun 8, 2017
 
Introduced

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

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

Pending
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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Passed House

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Signed by the President

S. 1327 is 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.

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