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S. 2399 (95th): Psychotropic Substances Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Psychotropic Substances Act of 1978 amended the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and Controlled Substances Act to ensure compliance with the Convention on Psychotropic Substances. 21 U.S.C. § 801a notes, "It is the intent of the Congress that the amendments made by this Act, together with existing law, will enable the United States to meet all of its obligations under the Convention and that no further legislation will be necessary for that purpose." The Psychotropic Substances Act created mechanisms by which the U.S. Government would add substances to the Schedules of controlled substances as required by the Convention. It also established a framework for exercising the U.S.'s rights to influence drug scheduling at the international level. The Secretary of Health and ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 20, 1978
95th Congress (1977–1978)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 10, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 10, 1978.

Law
Pub.L. 95-633
Sponsor

John Culver

Senator for Iowa

Democrat

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Last Updated: Nov 10, 1978

Cosponsors

12 Cosponsors (9 Democrats, 3 Republicans)

Source

History

Jan 20, 1978
 
Introduced

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Jun 27, 1978
 
Ordered Reported

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Jul 27, 1978
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 18, 1978
 
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 7, 1978
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 7, 1978
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 13, 1978
 
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 10, 1978
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2399 (95th) 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. 2399. This is the one from the 95th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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