Text: H.R.5231 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 5231 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5231

  To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that persons who 
enter into a conspiracy within the United States to possess or traffic 
 illegal controlled substances outside the United States, or engage in 
   conduct within the United States to aid or abet drug trafficking 
 outside the United States, may be criminally prosecuted in the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 6, 2010

    Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself and Mr. Schiff) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred 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

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Controlled Substances Act to clarify that persons who 
enter into a conspiracy within the United States to possess or traffic 
 illegal controlled substances outside the United States, or engage in 
   conduct within the United States to aid or abet drug trafficking 
 outside the United States, may be criminally prosecuted in the United 
                    States, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor 
Elimination Act of 2010''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT TO CLARIFY 
              CONSPIRACIES CONDUCTED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES MAY BE 
              CRIMINALLY PROSECUTED IN THE UNITED STATES.

    Section 406 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 846) is 
amended by--
            (1) inserting ``(a)'' before ``Any''; and
            (2) inserting at the end the following:
    ``(b) Whoever, within the United States, conspires with one or more 
persons, or aids or abets one or more persons, regardless of where such 
other persons are located, to commit at any place outside the United 
States an act that would constitute a violation of this title if 
committed within the United States, shall be subject to the same 
penalties that would apply to such act if it were to occur within the 
United States.''.
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