S. 2809 (99th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to expand drug and other law enforcement programs on the National Forest System, to clarify certain law enforcement authorities of the Forest Service, and for other purposes.

Sep 10, 1986 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on September 10, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sep 10, 1986
Paula Hawkins
Senator from Florida

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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Grants employees of the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture general arrest authority both within and outside the boundaries of the National Forest System for violations of the laws and regulations relating to such System. Requires the Forest Service to cooperate with other Federal law enforcement agencies.
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to designate Forest Service employees to carry firearms, serve and process warrants, and conduct searches and seizures.
Authorizes the Secretary to designate other Federal agency employees to assist the Forest Service in carrying out law enforcement responsibilities.
Authorizes the Secretary to designate Forest Service employees to enforce the Controlled Substances Act in connection with the administration and occupancy of the National Forest System. Authorizes cooperation with other Federal agencies.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to make it a criminal offense to be in possession of a firearm or to set a boobytrap while manufacturing a controlled substance on Federal property.
Authorizes appropriations.

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