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H.R. 4761 (116th): DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019


To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid detection capability, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Clay Higgins

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Oct 18, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 23, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-254
Cosponsors

8 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Higgins' Bill to Improve DHS' Opioid Detection Capabilities Passes Senate, Heads to President Trump's Desk
    — Rep. Clay Higgins [R-LA3] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2020

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - December 13, 2019
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Dec 16, 2019

the weekly leader: friday, december 6, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 6, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 4761 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 8309: Keep America Secure Act

Introduced on Sep 17, 2020. 0% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3250: DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2020

Introduced on Feb 4, 2020. 89% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Oct 18, 2019
 
Introduced

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Oct 23, 2019
 
Ordered Reported

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Dec 3, 2019
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 9, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 11, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 29, 2020
 
Reported by Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Dec 7, 2020
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 23, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4761 (116th) 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 H.R. 4761. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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