Summary: S.2340 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (05/03/2000)

Amateur Sports Integrity Act - Title I: Performance Enhancing Drugs - Athletic Performance-Enhancing Drugs Research and Detection Act - Requires the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish a program to support research into the use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, and methods of detecting their use.

Requires the Director to: (1) consider research proposals involving performance-enhancing substances banned from use by competitors in events sanctioned by organizations such as the International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball.

Requires the Director in carrying out such program to: (1) fund research on the detection of naturally-occurring steroids, such as testosterone, and other testosterone precursors (e.g., androstendione), and other substances, such as human growth hormone and erythropoietin for which no tests are available but for which there is evidence of abuse or abuse potential; (2) fund research that focuses on population studies to ensure that tests are accurate for men, women, all relevant age, and major ethnic groups; and (3) not fund research on drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, phencyclidine, marijuana, morphine/codeine, and methamphetamine/amphetamine.

Provides for preference to be given to laboratories with an established record of athletic drug testing analysis and sets forth minimum requirements for applicants. Establishes a minimum individual grant award of not less than $500,000 per fiscal year. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 103) Requires the Director to develop a grant program to fund educational substance abuse prevention and intervention programs related to the use of such banned performance-enhancing substances by high school and college student athletes. Establishes a minimum individual grant award of not less than $300,000 per fiscal year. Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Gambling - Amends the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act to make it unlawful for a governmental entity to sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize by law or compact, or for a person, including an amateur sports organization or a corporate sponsor of such an organization, to sponsor, operate, advertise, or promote, a lottery, contest, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme based on a competitive game at the Summer or Winter Olympics, a competitive game in which high school or college athletes participate, or a performance of high school or college athletes in a competitive game.

Permits a civil action to enjoin a violation of this title to be commenced by the Attorney General, or a local educational agency, college, or sports organization whose competitive game is alleged to be the basis of the violation.

Requires each college to include in its report on campus crime required under the student assistance program: (1) statistics and other information on illegal gambling, including gambling over the Internet; and (2) a statement of policy regarding under-age and other illegal gambling activity, including a description of any gambling abuse education programs available to students and employees. Directs the Attorney General to periodically review the policies, procedures, and practices of colleges concerning campus crimes and security related to illegal gambling and the integrity of athletic contests in which students participate.