Summary: H.R.5313 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/03/1992)

Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1992 - Title I: International Efforts to Reduce Illegal Drug Production and Drug Trafficking - Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should direct the Secretary of State to negotiate with the Governments of Canada and Mexico for the establishment of a North American Narcotics Council which would explore ways and means of facilitating the exchange of information (both in antinarcotics efforts and in substance abuse reduction and education programs), increasing cooperation in antinarcotics efforts, and improving efforts to supply assistance to source and trafficking countries, and reducing through other areas and programs the demand for and supply of illicit narcotics and psychotropic substances. Requires the President to submit to the Congress, for each fiscal year in which the United States participates in the Council, a budget request to cover the expenses of such participation.

Sets forth provisions for the appointment of a permanent U.S. representative and congressional advisors to the Council, provisions for termination of such Council, and reporting requirements.

Requires the President, with respect to each year after 1992, to determine whether: (1) there was a reduction in the quantity of illicit coca produced or in illicit coca activities in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru; and (2) any reduction is attributable to the implementation of social or economic alternatives in such countries. Authorizes the President, if an affirmative determination with respect to such a country is made and the Congress enacts a law approving it, to apply special trade treatment to articles that: (1) are products of such country; and (2) are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption in U.S. customs territory in the year following the year such determination was made. Specifies that if the granting of such special trade treatment would violate the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, provisions of this Act shall be inapplicable until the President obtains a waiver of the provision which is the basis for such violation. Prohibits such special treatment if specified actions under the Narcotics Control Trade Act are in effect with respect to such country or if such treatment is restricted under countervailing duties or trade dumping regulations.

Authorizes appropriations for additional economic assistance grants for the Governments of Bolivia and Peru, to be made available only after consummation of a written agreement between such governments and the United States outlining specific, verifiable illicit coca eradication plans resulting in a 50 percent eradication of the illicit coca crop by the end of FY 1994, and a 100 percent eradication by the end of FY 1997.

Requires the Secretary of State to negotiate such bilateral agreements on behalf of the United States and to have primary responsibility for verifying the actual eradication of illicit coca in Bolivia and Peru.

Authorizes the use of funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) for training and equipment for law enforcement agencies or other units in Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru that are organized for the specific purpose of enforcing narcotics laws.

Waives, during FY 1992 through 1994, specified provisions limiting assistance to countries in default on obligations owed to the United States with respect to narcotics-related assistance under the FAA or AECA for a country that is a "major illicit drug producing country" because of its coca production.

Amends the FAA to: (1) authorize funding for the procurement of weapons or ammunition to arm, for defensive purposes, aircraft that are leased or loaned by the United States and used in narcotics control eradication or interdiction efforts and persons participating in such efforts; (2) make an exception to the withholding of assistance for major illicit drug producing or drug-transit countries where such action would be contrary to the national interest of the United States; (3) authorize the President to provide aircraft on a sale or grant basis for anti-narcotics activities if he determines that it would be in the national interest to do so and reports the determination and the terms of the proposed sale or grant to the Congress; (4) authorize Bolivia and Peru to have U.S. military personnel strengths larger than six to carry out international security assistance programs; and (5) make certain certification procedures under such Act inapplicable to certain major drug-transit countries if the President certifies that such countries meet specified requirements in making progress towards narcotics control.

Amends the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 to: (1) make certain restrictions under such Act and under the AECA inapplicable to sales of defense articles or services made on or before September 30, 1994 (currently, 1990); and (2) revise the definition of the term "defense articles and services" to conform to that under the AECA.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the U.S. Executive Directors of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the International Development Association, and the Inter-American Development Bank to use the vote and influence of the United States to promote development projects in the Andean region consistent with U.S. anti-narcotics objectives.

Establishes an Interagency Task Force on Combatting Illicit Narcotics and an Interagency Task Force on Money Laundering.

Authorizes the Attorney General to assist major illicit drug producing and drug-transit countries in adopting national legislation to accommodate treaties on mutual assistance in criminal matters and on extradition and to provide technical assistance and advice aimed at strengthening the judicial, legal, and law enforcement systems of such countries.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the United States should support the actions of Latin American jurists in prosecuting drug criminals; and (2) the President should take steps to convene an international judicial conference for the purposes of emphasizing worldwide support for prosecuting drug traffickers and enabling senior judicial officials to exchange information on antinarcotic laws and statutes.

Authorizes appropriations for military and law enforcement assistance and training to eligible countries for controlling illicit narcotics production and trafficking.

Urges the executive branch to: (1) coordinate closely with all allies in the Western Hemisphere dedicated to countering the threat of drug trafficking; and (2) explore the possibility of undertaking joint military and intelligence operations with other countries of the Western Hemisphere.

Directs the Attorney General to enter into negotiations with law enforcement officials of each foreign country with jurisdiction over companies that manufacture, market, sell, or purchase precursor or essential chemicals used in the illicit manufacture of controlled substances, with priority given to countries knowingly or unknowingly supplying such chemicals, to: (1) establish a list of such chemicals; (2) achieve international agreement on a method for maintaining records of transactions of such chemicals; (3) establish a procedure by which such records may be made available to U.S. law enforcement authorities; and (4) encourage source countries to enact national chemical control legislation.

Requires the President to impose sanctions (such as barring transactions within the interstate or foreign commerce of the United States) on any company or other entity that refuses to maintain records to monitor and regulate transactions of listed precursor chemicals or that refuses to make such records available to U.S. law enforcement authorities for investigative purposes.

Authorizes and directs the Attorney General to conduct research into additives and other means which would render precursor and essential chemicals useless in the production and manufacture of illegal drugs but that would not affect the legitimate commercial uses of such chemicals. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) transfer four AH-1J helicopters to the Government of Colombia for anti-drug interdiction operations; and (2) make available sums for the training of Colombian personnel by Department of Defense (DOD) personnel in the operation, maintenance, logistics support, and deployment of such helicopters.

Urges the Secretary of State to fully consider and implement proposals from U.S. allies for combatting illicit narcotics, including cooperation in law enforcement, interdiction, prevention, treatment, and research.

Title II: Interdiction - Subtitle A: Department of State - Authorizes appropriations for the procurement of UH-1 helicopter upgrade improvement kits to enhance the performance of such helicopters used in drug interdiction operations in major drug transit countries.

Subtitle B: Customs Service - Amends the Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978 to authorize appropriations for additional canine enforcement teams and research and development and to increase the number of full-time Customs Service inspectors deployed at ports of entry under the contraband inspection program.

Subtitle C: Defense - Authorizes appropriations for the Army National Guard to upgrade surveillance helicopters. Provides for: (1) the deployment of such helicopters by Guard units of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to support interdiction operations carried out by civilian law enforcement agencies; and (2) coordination with specified agencies.

Authorizes appropriations to DOD for airborne early warning surveillance (AEW) aircraft. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make the P-3 AEW aircraft available to the Customs Service.

Subtitle D: Making Drug-Related Intelligence a Level-One Intelligence Priority - Calls for the U.S. intelligence community to devote greater resources to intelligence activities relating to international drug production and trafficking.

Urges the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) to: (1) make support of anti-drug efforts a Level One Priority in his National Foreign Intelligence Strategy; (2) reflect such priority in the National Foreign Intelligence Program; and (3) include in his next National Foreign Intelligence Budget a separate and detailed request for funds necessary to make such activities a Level One Priority.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the DCI should expand resources devoted to human intelligence directed against international drug trafficking, particularly with respect to law enforcement operations along the U.S. border.

Subtitle E: Preventing Drug Traffickers From Entering the United States Using Fraudulent Immigration Documents - Directs the Secretary of State and the Attorney General to: (1) establish a program under which applicants for entry into the United States shall be required to submit fingerprints at the time of application and to be checked against records of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Immigration and Nationalization Services (INS), and other U.S. agencies to ensure that the applicant has not submitted fraudulent documentation or is not otherwise excludable under U.S. immigration laws; (2) implement such program in two phases, including a two-year pilot program for applicants from major drug-producing or transit countries (phase I) and implementation over the next three years and expansion to all alien applicants requesting entry into the United States (phase II); and (3) conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of such program and submit specified reports to the Congress.

Subtitle F: Situational Awareness Technology - Makes certain funds authorized to be appropriated for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Air Force, available for continued development of situational awareness technology for military and civilian drug interdiction applications.

Title III: Law Enforcement - Subtitle A: State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (Omnibus Act) to authorize appropriations for the Drug Control and System Improvement Grant Program.

Subtitle B: Interstate Transportation for Purposes of Drug Activity - Amends the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) to prohibit the transport in interstate or foreign commerce of a person for the purpose of engaging in the growing, harvesting, manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled or counterfeit substance.

Subtitle C: Drug-Free School Zones - Directs the Attorney General to develop a model program of strategies and tactics for establishing and maintaining drug-free school zones which provide State and local law enforcement agencies with materials, training, and other assistance to establish, enforce, and evaluate the effectiveness of drug-free school zone enforcement efforts.

Delineates criteria for such model program, including defining the criminal justice community's role in creating and maintaining such zones, developing a framework for law enforcement collaboration with the school system and community resource network, providing materials and technical assistance for demarcating and establishing such zones, and creating a uniform framework for monitoring and evaluating their effectiveness.

Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle D: Drug Testing of Defendants on Probation or Supervised Release - Amends the Federal criminal code to require: (1) the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to establish a program of drug testing of criminal defendants on supervised release; and (2) the chief probation officer in each district to arrange for the drug testing of such defendants.

Requires, as an explicit condition of probation, parole, or supervised release of a defendant involving a felony or a specified violent or drug offense, that the defendant refrain from any unlawful use of a controlled substance and submit to periodic drug tests. Sets limitations on the authority to require such tests and to take action against a defendant based on test results.

Subtitle E: Civil Forfeiture - Eliminates a restriction on the disposal of judicially forfeited property by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Postal Service.

Subtitle F: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations, to carry out the activities of the Department of Justice (DOJ), for: (1) the hiring of additional personnel for the U.S. Attorney's office, and for additional agents of the FBI; (2) the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); (3) the States, under the formula grant program administered by the Office of Justice Programs, for rural drug enforcement; (4) State and local multi-agency tactical narcotics teams in high intensity drug areas; (5) the establishment by DEA of a foreign precursor chemical program; (6) the establishment and operation of a national drug and related crime tip hotline; and (7) the INS.

Authorizes appropriations, to carry out the activities of the Department of the Treasury, for: (1) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; and (3) the U.S. Customs Service.

Subtitle G: Regional Prisons - Authorizes appropriations for the construction and operation of ten regional prisons for State and Federal prisoners found to have substance abuse problems requiring long-term treatment to be located in places chosen by the Director of National Drug Control Policy. Sets forth requirements regarding prisoner eligibility, State responsibilities with respect to such prisons, and the powers of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons.

Subtitle H: Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1992 - Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1992 - Chapter 1: Drug-Related Child Abuse; Habitual Child Abuse Offense - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it a felony to commit a crime of violence against a person under age 18 if the offense was committed as part of a violation of the CSA or the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act.

Requires the Attorney General to amend the United States Attorneys' Manual to reflect the intent of the Congress that Federal prosecution occur only in egregious cases of drug-related abuse and neglect.

Requires the United States Sentencing Commission to promulgate guidelines to provide that a defendant convicted of such an offense, who has previously been convicted on two separate occasions of a sexual offense or crime of violence in which the victim was under age 18, shall receive the maximum punishment authorized by law.

Chapter 2: Improving Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse Cases - Requires the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to make grants to develop multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and prosecution programs. Enumerates program criteria, including requirements identifying a neutral site for counseling child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse and neglect, referring cases to such counseling center within 24 hours, minimizing the number of interviews the child victim must attend, requiring that all interviews and meetings with a child victim occur at the counseling center, designating a director for the multidisciplinary program, and assigning volunteers or staff advocates to each child's family.

Requires the Administrator to make grants to provide technical assistance and training to attorneys and others instrumental to the criminal prosecution of child abuse cases in State or Federal courts.

Authorizes appropriations.

Chapter 3: Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program - Requires the Administrator to: (1) make grants to expand the court-appointed special advocate program; (2) establish criteria to be used in evaluating grant applications, which shall include a program providing screening, training, and supervision of court-appointed special advocates. Authorizes appropriations.

Chapter 4: Child Abuse Training Programs for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners - Requires the Administrator to provide technical assistance and training to judicial personnel and attorneys to improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse and neglect cases and provide administrative reform in juvenile and family courts.

Subtitle I: Rural Drug Enforcement - Rural Drug Enforcement Act - Requires the Director of National Drug Control Policy to designate a Rural Drug Policy Coordinator to examine the special needs of rural areas in drug interdiction and coordinate the drug interdiction efforts of Federal agencies in such areas.

Amends the Omnibus Act to set aside specified sums for rural areas.

Directs the Attorney General to assign for any rural State that is currently assigned less than ten drug enforcement agents not less than four additional special agents.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to develop a drug interdiction training program for law enforcement officers in rural areas.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title IV: Prevention, Treatment, and Education - Subtitle A: Drug Testing - Quality Assurance in the Private Sector Drug Testing Act of 1992 - Prohibits any employer engaged in commerce from refusing to hire an applicant, taking adverse action against an employee, or discharging an employee on the basis of the results of a drug test administered to the applicant or employee unless such test was conducted by a laboratory which: (1) meets guidelines prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services; (2) requires a confirmatory test when an initial screening test is positive; and (3) provides guidelines to the employers on procedures for the collection of specimens to be tested and the chain of custody. Subjects an employer who takes any such action on the basis of a drug test result conducted by a laboratory which does not meet such requirements to a civil penalty of $10,000.

Subtitle B: Miscellaneous Provisions - Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to require the Administrator of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA) to make grants and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements to provide clinical training in alcohol and drug abuse and to develop curricula and materials for such training. Authorizes appropriations. Increases the ADAMHA block grant authorization. Authorizes the use of ADAMHA block grant funds for alcohol abuse and drug addiction treatment services in State or local correctional facilities.

Requires the State, as a condition on the receipt of Federal funds, to maintain State expenditures for drug abuse-related services at a level equal to not less than the average amount of such expenditures for the preceding two years.

Requires States to develop and submit to the Secretary annually for review and approval a Statewide Drug Treatment Plan.

Requires the Director of the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention, in making grants for model projects for pregnant and post-partum women and their infants, to give priority to projects that will provide treatment services and that include specified programs including outreach services, child care, transportation, and other support services, case management services, and any other services that will tend to improve pregnancy outcomes, reduce substance abuse among women of childbearing age, and increase the stability of the family home environment.

Bars the Director from making such grants unless specified conditions are met, such as the applicant's agreeing to provide the health service directly, that any charge imposed be according to a schedule of charges made available to the public and be adjusted to reflect the recipient's income and resources, and that no charge be imposed upon any women with an income less than 100 percent of the official poverty line.

Authorizes appropriations.

Establishes in ADAMHA the Office for Treatment Improvement (Treatment Office) to: (1) collaborate with the Director of the Office for Substance Abuse Prevention and the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); (2) evaluate State plans and carry out programs under existing provisions; (3) train providers of prehospital emergency medical services; (4) conduct or support described programs; and (5) take other actions with regard to treatment. Authorizes appropriations.

Establishes within the General Accounting Office a Special Panel on Evaluation of Drug Prevention, Education, and Treatment Programs. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Director of the Treatment Office to establish programs to provide grants to: (1) eligible institutions to provide training services to increase the supply of drug treatment professionals; and (2) hospitals, community health centers, and other appropriate entities that serve nonmetropolitan areas to assist in developing and implementing projects (at least one in each State) that provide, or expand the availability of, substance abuse treatment services.

Requires the alcohol and drug abuse information clearinghouse required to be established under the PHSA to: (1) gather information pertaining to ADAMHA and other rural drug abuse treatment and education projects operating throughout the United States; and (2) disseminate information to rural hospitals, community health centers, community mental health centers, treatment facilities, community organizations, and other interested individuals.

Transfers authority from the Administrator of ADAMHA to the Director of the Treatment Office for an existing grant program for reduction of the waiting period for drug abuse treatment. Removes provisions prohibiting more than one grant for any treatment program. Allows a grantee to spend not more than 50 percent of the grant for follow-up services. Increases the authorization of appropriations. Sets forth reporting requirements.

Authorizes appropriations for the Federal Prison System for substance abuse treatment services.

Directs the Bureau of Prisons to separate drug-dependent offenders undergoing treatment from the general prison population and avoid returning such offenders to the general prison population after the completion of the treatment program.

Requires the Attorney General to: (1) make sums available from appropriations authorized for DOJ to establish a Federal training center to train Federal, State, and local prison officials to develop treatment and rehabilitation programs for drug-dependent prisoners; and (2) require the Director of the prison system to see that no less than 25 percent of all new prison beds at any new prison facility, beginning in FY 1992, include treatment and rehabilitation programs and accommodations for drug-dependent offenders.

Requires the Director of the Treatment Office to establish programs to provide grants to public and nonprofit private entities that provide drug treatment services to individuals under criminal justice supervision.

Subtitle C: Education and Prevention - - Reauthorizes appropriations under the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986. Amends such Act to require the Secretary of Education to establish and administer a model program to provide grants to schools and institutions to implement comprehensive drug education programs providing for the establishment of an anti-drug policy, implementation of peer to peer programs that allow children to talk about handling pressures to use and sell drugs, and family and community involvement in drug prevention. Sets forth criteria for grant awards. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires such Secretary to expand existing programs at the Department of Education to provide schools with greater access to programs that teach skills in resisting drug abuse and assertiveness training for children in grades kindergarten through 12. Authorizes appropriations.

Amends the PHSA to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish: (1) a program to make grants to eligible institutions that establish or expand drug prevention programs to be comprehensive in nature and to include an anti-drug policy, peer to peer drug abuse programs, and family and community involvement; and (2) a National Substance Abuse Prevention Training Program to make grants to States, local agencies, and community organizations to provide substance abuse prevention training and to coordinate with other community resources and programs. Authorizes appropriations.

Directs such Secretary to establish a National Drug Prevention Corps. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Director of National Drug Control Policy to provide resources to assist members of the motion picture and television industries in the production of programs that carry anti-drug messages.

Authorizes appropriations.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) all places of work should be drug-free; (2) corporate America should take an active role in assisting employees with drug-related problems; and (3) employers should take specified steps towards creating a drug-free workplace, such as establishing a clear drug-free policy and establishing an employee assistance plan for substance abusing employees.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to: (1) identify 100 major business regions in the United States and contact local chief executive officers in such regions to encourage them to develop in each region a Corporation Against Drug Abuse program; and (2) provide each region with $10,000 to assist such officers in coordinating such program in each region.

Amends the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 to include within the drug-free awareness programs for Federal contractors and Federal grant recipients discussions of the dangers and early signs of drug abuse by children.

Title V: Department of Defense - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to plan and execute training missions for the primary purpose of assisting civilian law enforcement agencies in connection with counter-drug activities.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to authorize the Secretary to transfer excess communications equipment to civilian law enforcement agencies of foreign countries to assist in counter-drug activities.

Authorizes the President to lease excess engineering equipment in the inventory of DOD to foreign governments to assist in anti-drug activities or in the development of their infrastructure at nominal or no cost to such governments.

Authorizes the Secretary to make available logistic support to any major illicit drug producing country which has been transferred excess defense articles. Allocates funds appropriated for such support.

Title VI: Sanctions for Failure to Land or to Bring To - Makes it unlawful for the pilot, operator, or other person in charge of an aircraft subject to U.S. jurisdiction to refuse to obey the order of an authorized Federal law enforcement officer to land in cases involving enforcement of controlled substances or money laundering laws. Sets forth analogous provisions with respect to vessels. Establishes penalties for violation of such provisions. Specifies that any vessel or aircraft used in such a violation may be seized and forfeited.

Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to require: (1) revocation of the registration certificate of an aircraft that refuses to land when ordered to do so by a law enforcement officer; and (2) the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to establish procedures for the owner of the aircraft to show cause why the registration should not be revoked or why it would be in the public interest to issue a new certificate of registration to be effective concurrently with the revocation which occurred by operation of law.

Authorizes the Coast Guard to issue orders and make inquiries, searches, seizures, and arrests with respect to violations of U.S. laws occurring aboard any aircraft over the high seas and waters over which the United States has jurisdiction. Specifies the method by which orders to land an aircraft must be communicated.

Establishes a civil penalty for failure to comply with a lawful boarding or order to land.

Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to: (1) authorize U.S. Customs officers to exercise their enforcement authority outside of the United States, including any location in which Customs officers are permitted to conduct inspections, examinations, or searches; and (2) provide civil penalties for failure of an aircraft to comply with Customs officer orders to land or bring to and Tariff Act provisions regarding the boarding of vessels.

Title VII: Protection of Witnesses, Jurors, and Court Officers - Increases penalties for obstruction of justice offenses against court officers and jurors and for retaliatory killings of witnesses, victims, and informants.

Title VIII: Narcotics-Related Public Corruption - Specifies that any: (1) public official who corruptly demands, seeks, or accepts anything of value in return for being influenced in the performance or non-performance of an official act or influenced to commit or aid in committing any Federal or State offense shall be guilty of a class B felony; and (2) person who corruptly gives, offers, or promises anything of value to a public official (or offers to give anything of value to any other person) with intent to influence any official act or to influence such public official to commit a Federal or State offense or to do or omit any act in violation of such official's lawful duty shall be guilty of a class B felony.

Authorizes funding for undercover operations by the Department of the Treasury.

Title IX: Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering - Makes technical and conforming amendments to the CSA, Federal criminal code, and Tariff Act.

Title X: Miscellaneous - Adds certain cocaine and drug conspiracy and attempt offenses committed by juveniles to the list of crimes authorizing prosecution as an adult if the Attorney General certifies that there is a substantial Federal interest in the case that justifies adult prosecution.

Authorizes the disclosure of cable television subscriber information to a Federal grand jury.

Amends the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 to permit an arrest warrant to be issued for a foreign fugitive about to enter the United States.

Title XI: High Priority Research Areas - Subtitle A: General Provisions - Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Medications Development Division of NIDA shall devote special attention and resources to achieving the development of a methadone alternative, a long-acting narcotic antagonist, a cocaine blocking treatment, a cocaine blocker/narcotic antagonist treatment, medications to treat addictions to methamphetamine, and medications to treat pregnant addicts and their fetuses.

Requires: (1) the Director of the Division to establish a panel of independent experts in the field of pharmacotherapeutic treatment of drug addiction to assess the national strategy for developing such treatments and make appropriate recommendations; and (2) the Surgeon General of the United States to submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report setting forth recommendations of such panel and assessing the progress of the Nation toward development of safe, efficacious pharmacological treatments for drug addiction.

Subtitle B: Counter-Narcotics Technology Assessment Center - Counter-Narcotics Technology Act of 1992 - Amends the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 to establish within the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the Counter-Narcotics Technology Assessment Center, to operate under the general authority of the Deputy Director for Supply, ONDCP, to serve as the central counter-narcotics enforcement research and development organization of the U.S. Government. Requires that there be at the head of the Center the Chief Scientist of Counter-Narcotics Technology.

Requires, beginning with the FY 1992 budget, that the Director of National Drug Control Policy submit a separate appropriations request for expenses relating to all Federal agencies for counter-narcotics enforcement research and development programs. Establishes a national counter-narcotics technology account. Requires such appropriations to be made to the account for the Director to make reimbursements to the involved agencies.

Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle C: National Drug Abuse Epidemiology - Amends the PHSA to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a National Drug Intelligence Epidemiology System to: (1) conduct research and provide documentation on the leading drug abuse indicators, such as drug-related emergency room visits, deaths, and drug treatment admissions; (2) publish data concerning such indicators on a quarterly basis; and (3) distribute publications concerning such information to medical professionals, police agencies, and others involved in anti-drug efforts. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Secretary to establish a National Drug Abuse Report Card to: (1) collect research on such indicators; (2) characterize the statistics compiled by age, ethnic, and gender groups, by regional variations, and by at-risk groups; (3) include estimates of drug use among previously under-surveyed groups; and (4) publish and distribute reports on a quarterly basis. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle D: Land-Based Drug Interdiction Technology - Requires: (1) the Director of the U.S. Border Patrol to make certain sums available to accelerate the development of new technologies for land-based drug interdiction systems to be deployed along the U.S.-Mexican border to monitor narcotics trafficking activity, and to have such technology available for deployment by June 1, 1993; and (2) the Attorney General to ensure that the development of such technology is included in any comprehensive plan for utilizing existing research and development facilities of specified Federal agencies to carry out their anti-drug missions.

Title XII: Appropriations - Provides for a reduction in amounts available for Government travel to cover the cost of any additional outlays resulting from this Act, with exceptions.