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H.R. 3159: Reinforcing Impaired Driving Education Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3159

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to create a pilot program concerning drugged driving prevention, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reinforcing Impaired Driving Education Act of 2019 or the RIDE Act of 2019.

2.

Pilot program on drugged driving prevention

Section 403 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(k)

Drugged driving prevention pilot program

(1)

In general

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, shall establish a pilot program to create, and study the effects of, a public marketing campaign to raise awareness on driving while under the influence of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

(2)

Consultation

In implementing the pilot program, the Secretary may consult with pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

(3)

Locations

The Secretary shall implement the pilot program in States or territories that are most affected by the opioid epidemic.

(4)

Sunset

The pilot program shall terminate on the date that is 2 years after the date on which the pilot program is established.

(5)

Report

Not later than 1 year after the date of termination of the pilot program, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the results of the study of the effects of the public marketing campaign.

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