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S.J.Res. 354 (99th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 5, 1986, through October 11, 1986, as “National Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Week”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 6, 1986 (Passed Congress).


100 STAT. 1124                    PUBLIC LAW 99-446—OCT. 6, 1986

                  Public Law 99-446              o^v^ ^ -',-m^ limmirn.^
                  99th Congress
                                              Joint Resolution
 Oct. 6, 1986     To designate the week of October 5, 1986, through October 11, 1986, as "National
[S.J. Res. 354]                     Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Week".

                  Whereas the illegal drug trade consists of approximately $100 bil-
                    lion in retail business per year;
                  Whereas removing the demand for drugs would reduce the illegal
                    drug trade;
                  Whereas drug abuse destroys the future of many of the young people
                    and adults in the Nation;
                  Whereas the eradication of drug abuse requires a united mobiliza-
                    tion of national resources, including law enforcement and edu-
                    cational efforts; and
                  Whereas the most effective deterrent to drug abuse is education of
                    parents and children in the home, classroom, and community:
                    Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of October
                  5, 1986, through October 11, 1986, is designated as "National Drug
                  Abuse Education and Prevention Week", and the President is au-
                  thorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the
                  people of the United States to participate in drug abuse education
                  and prevention programs in their communities and encourage par-
                  ents and children to investigate and discuss drug abuse problems
                  and possible solutions.
                     Approved October 6, 1986.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 354:
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986):
                      July 15, considered and passed Senate.
                      Sept. 18, considered and passed House.