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Titles (6)

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Drug Abuse bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997

Short Titles as Reported to House

Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997

Short Titles as Introduced

Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988 to establish a program to support and encourage local communities that first demonstrate a comprehensive, long-term commitment to reduce substance abuse among youth, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
06/27/1997Became Public Law No: 105-20. (TXT | PDF)
06/27/1997Signed by President.
06/20/1997Presented to President.
06/18/1997Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5945-5947)
05/22/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 1 (Roll no. 153).
05/20/1997Committee on Commerce discharged.
05/20/1997Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 105-105, Part I.
03/05/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber All Actions
06/27/1997Became Public Law No: 105-20. (TXT | PDF)
06/27/1997Signed by President.
06/20/1997HousePresented to President.
06/19/1997SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/18/1997SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5945-5947)
06/02/1997SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 65.
05/22/1997-12:51pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/22/1997-12:50pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 1 (Roll no. 153).
05/22/1997-12:34pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
05/22/1997-11:45amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/22/1997-11:18amHouseDEBATE - Mr. Portman asked unanimous consent to extend the time for debate by 20 additional minutes equally divided and controlled. Agreed to without objection.
05/22/1997-10:37amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
05/22/1997-10:37amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3176-3187, H3190-3191)
05/22/1997-10:36amHouseMr. Portman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/20/1997HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 63.
05/20/1997HouseCommittee on Commerce discharged.
05/20/1997HouseHouse Committee on Commerce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than May 20, 1997.
05/20/1997HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Government Reform. H. Rept. 105-105, Part I.
05/16/1997HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
05/16/1997HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
03/14/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
03/13/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice
03/13/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice
03/12/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
03/05/1997HouseReferred to House Commerce
03/05/1997HouseReferred to House Government Reform
03/05/1997HouseReferred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, and in addition to the Committee on Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/05/1997HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E375-376)
03/05/1997HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H729)
03/05/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (55)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 03/05/1997
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12]* 03/05/1997
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 03/05/1997
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 03/11/1997
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 03/11/1997
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 03/12/1997
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 03/12/1997
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 03/12/1997
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-9] 03/12/1997
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 03/12/1997
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/12/1997
Del. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 03/12/1997
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/13/1997
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 03/13/1997
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9] 03/13/1997
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 03/13/1997
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 03/18/1997
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 03/18/1997
Rep. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI-8] 03/18/1997
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 03/18/1997
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 03/20/1997
Del. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 04/08/1997
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 04/08/1997
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 04/08/1997
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 04/08/1997
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 04/08/1997
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 04/08/1997
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 04/08/1997
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 04/08/1997
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 04/09/1997
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 04/09/1997
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28] 04/16/1997
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 04/16/1997
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 04/23/1997
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 04/23/1997
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 04/23/1997
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 04/23/1997
Rep. Gingrich, Newt [R-GA-6] 04/24/1997
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 04/29/1997
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 04/30/1997
Rep. Parker, Mike [R-MS-4] 05/01/1997
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 05/01/1997
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/06/1997
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 05/06/1997
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 05/13/1997
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 05/13/1997
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 05/15/1997
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 05/15/1997
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 05/15/1997
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 05/16/1997
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7] 05/19/1997
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 05/19/1997
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 05/19/1997
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 05/20/1997
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 05/20/1997

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Government Reform and Oversight03/05/1997 Referred to
05/16/1997 Markup by
05/20/1997 Reported by H. Rept. 105-105
House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice03/12/1997 Referred to
03/13/1997 Markup by
03/13/1997 Reported by
House Commerce03/05/1997 Referred to
05/20/1997 Discharged from
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment03/14/1997 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (05/22/1997)

Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 - Amends the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988 to direct the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to establish a program to support communities in the development and implementation of comprehensive, long-term plans and programs to prevent and treat substance abuse among youth. Requires grants to be made to coalitions of representatives of youth, parents, businesses, the media, schools, youth organizations, law enforcement, religious or fraternal organizations, civic groups, health care professionals, State, local, or tribal governmental agencies, and other organizations.

Requires the Director, in carrying out the Program, to: (1) make and track grants to grant recipients; (2) provide for technical assistance and training, data collection and dissemination of information on state-of-the-art practices that the Director determines to be effective in reducing substance abuse; and (3) provide for the general administration of the Program. Directs the Director to enter into contracts with national drug control agencies, including interagency agreements to delegate authority for the execution of grants and to carry out this Act. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1998 through 2002.

Sets forth specified criteria a coalition shall meet to be eligible to receive an initial or a renewal grant. Prescribes limitations concerning: (1) grant amounts; (2) coalition awards; and (3) rural coalition grants.

Grants the Program Administrator general auditing and data collection authority. Requires the minimization of reporting requirements by grant recipients.

Authorizes the Administrator, with respect to any grant recipient or other organization, to: (1) offer technical assistance and training and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements; and (2) facilitate the coordination of programs between a grant recipient and other organizations, and entities. Authorizes the Administrator to provide training to any representative designated by a grant recipient in: (1) coalition building; (2) task force development; (3) mediation and facilitation, direct service, assessment and evaluation; or (4) any other activity related to the purposes of the Program.

Establishes the Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Director concerning activities carried out under the Program. Sets forth the duties of the Advisory Commission. Terminates the Advisory Commission at the end of FY 2002.