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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

RAVE Act
Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act of 2003

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit an individual from knowingly opening, maintaining, managing, controlling, renting, leasing, making available for use, or profiting from any place for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, or using any controlled substance, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
02/12/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
03/06/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/26/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/12/2003Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2003Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2003Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 02/12/2003
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 10/16/2003

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/12/2003 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security03/06/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce02/12/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/26/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/12/2003)

Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act of 2003 or RAVE Act - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to prohibit knowingly leasing, renting, or using, or intentionally profiting from, any place (as well as opening, maintaining, leasing, or renting any place, as provided under current law), whether permanently or temporarily, for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, distributing, or using a controlled substance. Subjects violators to: (1) a civil penalty of the greater of $250,000 or twice the gross receipts derived from each violation; and (2) declaratory and injunctive remedies.

Authorizes the court to apportion the penalty between multiple violators, but makes each violator jointly and severally liable.

Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and consider amending the Federal sentencing guidelines for offenses involving gamma hydroxybutyric acid to provide for increased penalties.

Authorizes appropriations to the Drug Enforcement Administration for: (1) a Demand Reduction Coordinator in each State; and (2) educating youth, parents, and other interested adults regarding drugs associated with raves.