Text: H.R.5916 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 5916 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 5916

   To establish a methamphetamine prevention campaign grant program.



                             July 28, 2010

 Mr. Salazar (for himself, Mr. Simpson, Mr. Rehberg, and Ms. Markey of 
  Colorado) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce


                                 A BILL

   To establish a methamphetamine prevention campaign grant program.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``Methamphetamine Prevention Campaign 
Grant Program Act of 2010''.


    (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
            (1) methamphetamine is a leading drug threat to the United 
            (2) crime related to methamphetamine abuse continues to 
        increase, as reported by county sheriffs;
            (3) law enforcement reporting indicates that 
        methamphetamine users commonly engage in identity theft to 
        acquire personal information of another person, which the 
        methamphetamine users either sell or exchange for 
            (4) the prevalence of identity theft is rising in many 
        areas where rates of methamphetamine distribution and abuse are 
        high or increasing;
            (5) methamphetamine laboratories pose a dangerous threat in 
        terms of toxicity, severe environmental and property damage, 
        violence, and public safety;
            (6) methamphetamine use places an excessive burden on law 
        enforcement and local government resources;
            (7) 24 percent of teens nationally report it would be easy 
        or somewhat easy to obtain methamphetamine;
            (8) 33 percent of teens believe there is only slight or no 
        risk to trying methamphetamines once or twice;
            (9) 16 percent of teens have a friend or a family member 
        that has used methamphetamines or been treated for 
        methamphetamine abuse;
            (10) the annual economic burden of methamphetamine use in 
        the United States is estimated at between $16,200,000,000 and 
        $48,300,000,000 annually;
            (11) methamphetamine creates and increases government and 
        individual expenditures on treatment, healthcare, and foster 
        care services, as well as methamphetamine-related unemployment, 
        child neglect or abuse, and other social issues;
            (12) the estimated annual cost of methamphetamine-related 
        crime and criminal justice expenditures in the United States is 
        $4,200,000,000; and
            (13) there are currently no particular pharmacological 
        treatments for dependence on methamphetamine.
    (b) Purpose.--It is the purpose of this Act to provide adequate 
resources for the Department of Justice to implement a methamphetamine 
prevention campaign in States with a critical methamphetamine problem, 
that will incorporate a broad range of community outreach programs to 
mobilize communities to assist in methamphetamine awareness and 
prevention activities that educate youth on the risks and consequences 
of methamphetamine use.


    (a) Grants Authorized.--
            (1) In general.--The Attorney General may make grants to 
        States, units of local government, or private nonprofit 
        organizations (referred to in this section as ``eligible 
        entities'') to establish a methamphetamine prevention campaign, 
        which shall be aimed at teenagers.
            (2) Maximum amount.--A grant made under this section shall 
        not be in an amount more than $2,000,000 per fiscal year.
            (3) Duration.--A grant made under this section shall be for 
        a period of 1 year.
    (b) Use of Funds.--A grant made under this section may be used 
            (1) producing and developing television, radio, Internet, 
        and print advertisements and educational materials;
            (2) acquiring placement of advertisements for a 
        methamphetamine prevention campaign;
            (3) community outreach to motivate community involvement in 
        methamphetamine education;
            (4) the benchmark study and periodic surveys required under 
        subsection (c); and
            (5) qualitative research to assist in the development and 
        testing of--
                    (A) the messaging of a methamphetamine prevention 
                campaign; and
                    (B) the effectiveness of methamphetamine education.
    (c) Study Requirement.--
            (1) Benchmark study.--An eligible entity receiving a grant 
        under this section shall conduct a quantitative statewide 
        benchmark survey of a statistically significant sample at the 
        beginning of a methamphetamine prevention campaign conducted by 
        the eligible entity to capture attitudes and behaviors related 
        to methamphetamine throughout the State in which the eligible 
        entity is located.
            (2) Periodic studies.--Beginning not more than 2 years 
        after the completion of the benchmark study required under 
        paragraph (1), an eligible entity receiving a grant under this 
        section shall periodically conduct follow-up studies consistent 
        with the benchmark study described in paragraph (1) to track 
        changes in attitudes and behaviors related to methamphetamine 
        and assist in the development of methamphetamine prevention 
        advertising and other outreach activities directed at teens.
    (d) Application.--
            (1) In general.--Each eligible entity desiring a grant 
        under this section shall submit an application to the Attorney 
        General at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such 
        information as the Attorney General may reasonably require.
            (2) Contents.--Each application submitted under paragraph 
        (1) shall include--
                    (A) a plan for implementing a methamphetamine 
                prevention campaign, that shall include specific 
                strategies for preventing or reducing methamphetamine 
                use by youth, based on research-based interventions 
                tailored to reaching youth and changing the behavior of 
                    (B) an assurance that, in developing and 
                implementing a methamphetamine prevention campaign, the 
                eligible entity shall, to the extent feasible and 
                appropriate, consult and coordinate with Federal, 
                State, and local agencies, departments, and 
                organizations to build broad community-based support;
                    (C) a private fund-raising strategy; and
                    (D) such additional assurances as the Attorney 
                General determines to be essential to ensure compliance 
                with the requirements of this section.
    (e) Criteria.--In making grants under this section, the Attorney 
General shall give priority to eligible entities that--
            (1) are addressing widespread methamphetamine use or an 
        emerging threat of widespread methamphetamine use;
            (2) have dedicated personnel to oversee the implementation 
        and execution of a methamphetamine prevention campaign; and
            (3) demonstrate an ability to provide quality-tested 
        television and print copy.
    (f) Federal Share.--
            (1) In general.--The Federal share of the cost of an 
        activity described in the application submitted under 
        subsection (d) that is carried out with a grant under this 
        section shall be not more than 50 percent.
            (2) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share of payments 
        under this section may be in cash or in-kind.
    (g) Reports to Congress.--Not later than 120 days after the last 
day of each fiscal year in which 1 or more grants are made under this 
section, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a report that 
shall include--
            (1) a summary of the activities carried out with grants 
        made under this section;
            (2) an assessment by the Attorney General of the programs 
        carried out; and
            (3) any other information the Attorney General considers 
    (h) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $20,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.