H.R.4204 - Drug Dealer Liability Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5] (Introduced 07/14/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/23/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.|
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Summary: H.R.4204 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/14/1998)
Drug Dealer Liability Act of 1998 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to provide that any person who manufactures or distributes a controlled substance shall be liable in a civil action to any party harmed, directly or indirectly, by the use of that substance.
Prohibits an individual user of a controlled substance from bringing or maintaining such an action unless the individual: (1) personally discloses to narcotic enforcement authorities all of the information known to that individual regarding all his or her sources of illegal controlled substances; (2) has not used an illegal controlled substance within 30 days before filing the action; and (3) continues to remain free of the use of an illegal controlled substance throughout the pendency of the action.