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S. 1327 (115th): SITSA Act

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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 ecstasy. They’ve largely begun to flood the market in recent years, this decade in particular.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), quite simply, cannot keep up. The bureaucratic process they follow when determining whether a drug should be put on ...

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
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

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

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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.

S. 1327 (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 S. 1327. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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