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S. 2691: Opioid Crisis Accountability Act of 2018

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About the bill

Opioid deaths last year took more lives than the peak year of deaths from car crashes, guns, or AIDS.

Many people, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, believe some CEOs of opioid manufacturing companies are responsible for these deaths after lying about their products. Given that, he thinks they should be jailed. But is that a step too far?

What the bill does

The Opioid Crisis Accountability Act contains several provisions, including:

  • Establishing criminal penalties, including a minimum 10-year jail sentence, for pharmaceutical executives who run opioid-producing companies.
  • Mandating that opioid manufacturers ...

Sponsor and status

Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Vermont. Independent.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced:

Apr 17, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Apr 17, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 17, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 17, 2018
 
Introduced

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
 
Passed Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

S. 2691 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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