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S. 1554 (115th): Safer Prescribing of Controlled Substances Act

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A bill to require certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.

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Sponsor and status

Edward “Ed” Markey

Sponsor. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 13, 2017
Length: 4 pages
Jul 13, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 13, 2017, 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).


4 Cosponsors (4 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Senator Markey Commends White House Opioid Commission Recommendations, Urges President to Act with Resources
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Sponsor) on Nov 1, 2017

Manchin again secures triple the funding for west virginia to fight the opioid crisis
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 17, 2018

Manchin, Markey, Blumenthal Call for Mandatory Education for Opioid Prescribers
    — Sen. Joe Manchin [D-WV] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 14, 2017

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Jul 13, 2017

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

S. 1554 (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. 1554. 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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