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H.R. 1303: Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1303

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 24, 2021

(for himself and Ms. Spanberger) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to prohibit the knowing possession of a pill press mold with intent to manufacture in violation of such Act a counterfeit substance in schedule I or II in a capsule, tablet, and other form intended for distribution, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Criminalizing Abused Substance Templates Act of 2021.

2.

Unlawful possession of pill press molds

(a)

Prohibition

Section 401 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Offense regarding unlawful possession of pill press molds

(1)

In general

Whoever, with intent to manufacture in violation of this title a counterfeit substance in schedule I or II in a capsule, tablet, or other form for distribution, knowingly possesses a pill press mold, shall be imprisoned not more than 20 years and fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code.

(2)

Definitions

In this subsection, the term pill press mold means any punch, die, plate, stone, or other object designed to print, imprint, or reproduce on a controlled substance (or the container or labeling thereof) the trademark, trade name, or other identifying mark, imprint, number, or device, or any likeness thereof, of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser other than the person or persons who in fact manufactured, created, distributed, or dispensed such product, thereby rendering it a counterfeit substance.

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(b)

Sentencing guidelines

Pursuant to its authority under section 994 of title 28, United States Code, and in accordance with this section, the United States Sentencing Commission shall review and amend, as appropriate, the Federal sentencing guidelines and policy statements to ensure that the guidelines provide for a penalty enhancement of not less than 2 offense levels above the offense level otherwise applicable for a violation of section 401(a) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841(a)) if the defendant is found, in connection with such violation of section 401(a), to be in violation of section 401(i) of the Controlled Substances Act, as added by subsection (a).