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[H.R. 6241 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6241

 To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention 
                         of underage drinking.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 29, 2010

 Ms. Roybal-Allard (for herself, Mr. Wamp, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Wolf, Mr. 
Watt, Ms. Speier, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Watson, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Thompson of 
   Mississippi, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. 
    Clarke, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. 
 McCollum, Mr. McDermott, Mr. George Miller of California, Ms. Lee of 
 California, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of 
    Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Energy and Commerce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention 
                         of underage drinking.

    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 ``Sober Truth on Preventing Underage 
Drinking Act'' or the ``STOP Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

    Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b) 
is amended by striking subsections (a) through (f) and inserting the 
following:
    ``(a) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
            ``(1) The term `alcohol beverage industry' means the 
        brewers, vintners, distillers, importers, distributors, and 
        retail or online outlets that sell or serve beer, wine, and 
        distilled spirits.
            ``(2) The term `school-based prevention' means programs, 
        which are institutionalized, and run by staff members or 
        school-designated persons or organizations in any grade of 
        school, kindergarten through 12th grade.
            ``(3) The term `youth' means persons under the age of 21.
    ``(b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of the Congress that::
            ``(1) A multi-faceted effort is needed to more successfully 
        address the problem of underage drinking in the United States. 
        A coordinated approach to prevention, intervention, treatment, 
        enforcement, and research is key to making progress. This 
        section recognizes the need for a focused national effort, and 
        addresses particulars of the Federal portion of that effort, as 
        well as Federal support for State activities.
            ``(2) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
        continue to conduct research and collect data on the short and 
        long-range impact of alcohol use and abuse upon adolescent 
        brain development and other organ systems.
            ``(3) States and communities, including colleges and 
        universities, are encouraged to adopt comprehensive prevention 
        approaches, including--
                    ``(A) evidence-based screening, programs and 
                curricula;
                    ``(B) brief intervention strategies;
                    ``(C) consistent policy enforcement; and
                    ``(D) science-based strategies to reduce underage 
                drinking.
            ``(4) Public health groups, consumer groups, and the 
        alcohol beverage industry should continue and expand evidence-
        based efforts to prevent and reduce underage drinking.
            ``(5) The entertainment industries have a powerful impact 
        on youth, and they should use rating systems and marketing 
        codes to reduce the likelihood that underage audiences will be 
        exposed to movies, recordings, or television programs with 
        unsuitable alcohol content.
            ``(6) The National Collegiate Athletic Association, its 
        member colleges and universities, and athletic conferences 
        should affirm a commitment to a policy of discouraging alcohol 
        use among underage students and other young fans.
            ``(7) Alcohol is a unique product and should be regulated 
        differently than other products by the States and Federal 
        Government. States have primary authority to regulate alcohol 
        distribution and sale, and the Federal Government should 
        support and supplement these State efforts. States also have a 
        responsibility to fight youth access to alcohol and reduce 
        underage drinking. Continued State regulation and licensing of 
        the manufacture, importation, sale, distribution, 
        transportation and storage of alcoholic beverages are clearly 
        in the public interest and are critical to promoting 
        responsible consumption, preventing illegal access to alcohol 
        by persons under 21 years of age from commercial and non-
        commercial sources, maintaining industry integrity and an 
        orderly marketplace, and furthering effective State tax 
        collection.
            ``(8) The age-21 minimum drinking law, enacted in 1984, has 
        been a remarkably effective public health and safety policy, as 
        evidenced by the fact that the percentage of 12th graders who 
        have drunk alcohol in the past month has fallen by one third 
        since its enactment.
            ``(9) The age-21 law has also has been significantly 
        effective in reducing drinking and driving traffic fatalities, 
        as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
        estimates that the age-21 law has saved over 17,000 lives since 
        its inception.
            ``(10) Community awareness, support, and mobilization 
        provide an important context for the effective enforcement of 
        the age-21 minimum drinking law.
    ``(c) Interagency Coordinating Committee; Annual Report on State 
Underage Drinking Prevention and Enforcement Activities.--
            ``(1) Interagency coordinating committee on the prevention 
        of underage drinking.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary, in collaboration 
                with the Federal officials specified in subparagraph 
                (B), shall continue to support and enhance the efforts 
                of the interagency coordinating committee, that began 
                operating in 2004, focusing on underage drinking 
                (referred to in this subsection as the `Committee').
                    ``(B) Other agencies.--The officials referred to in 
                subparagraph (A) are the Secretary of Education, the 
                Attorney General, the Secretary of Transportation, the 
                Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, 
                the Surgeon General, the Director of the Centers for 
                Disease Control and Prevention, the Director of the 
                National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the 
                Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
                Services Administration, the Director of the National 
                Institute on Drug Abuse, the Assistant Secretary for 
                Children and Families, the Director of the Office of 
                National Drug Control Policy, the Administrator of the 
                National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 
                Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and 
                Delinquency Prevention, the Chairman of the Federal 
                Trade Commission, and such other Federal officials as 
                the Secretary of Health and Human Services determines 
                to be appropriate.
                    ``(C) Chair.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services shall serve as the chair of the Committee.
                    ``(D) Duties.--The Committee shall guide policy and 
                program development across the Federal Government with 
                respect to underage drinking, provided, however, that 
                nothing in this section shall be construed as 
                transferring regulatory or program authority from an 
                Agency to the Coordinating Committee.
                    ``(E) Consultations.--The Committee shall actively 
                seek the input of and shall consult with all 
                appropriate and interested parties, including States, 
                public health research and interest groups, 
                foundations, and alcohol beverage industry trade 
                associations and companies.
                    ``(F) Annual report.--
                            ``(i) In general.--The Secretary, on behalf 
                        of the Committee, shall annually submit to the 
                        Congress a report that summarizes--
                                    ``(I) all programs and policies of 
                                Federal agencies designed to prevent 
                                and reduce underage drinking, focusing 
                                particularly on programs and policies 
                                that support the adoption and 
                                enforcement of State policies designed 
                                to prevent and reduce underage drinking 
                                as specified in paragraph (2);
                                    ``(II) the extent of progress in 
                                preventing and reducing underage 
                                drinking at State and national levels;
                                    ``(III) data that the Secretary 
                                shall collect with respect to the 
                                information specified in clause (ii); 
                                and
                                    ``(IV) such other information 
                                regarding underage drinking as the 
                                Secretary determines to be appropriate.
                            ``(ii) Certain information.--The report 
                        under clause (i) shall include information on 
                        the following:
                                    ``(I) Patterns and consequences of 
                                underage drinking as reported in 
                                research and surveys such as, but not 
                                limited to Monitoring the Future, Youth 
                                Risk Behavior Surveillance System, the 
                                National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 
                                and the Fatality Analysis Reporting 
                                System.
                                    ``(II) Measures of the availability 
                                of alcohol from commercial and non-
                                commercial sources to underage 
                                populations.
                                    ``(III) Measures of the exposure of 
                                underage populations to messages 
                                regarding alcohol in advertising and 
                                the entertainment media.
                                    ``(IV) Surveillance data, including 
                                information on the onset and prevalence 
                                of underage drinking, consumption 
                                patterns, beverage preferences, 
                                prevalence of drinking among students 
                                at institutions of higher education, 
                                correlations between adult and youth 
                                drinking, and the means of underage 
                                access, including trends over time for 
                                these surveillance data. The Secretary 
                                shall develop a plan to improve the 
                                collection, measurement and consistency 
                                of reporting Federal underage alcohol 
                                data.
                                    ``(V) Any additional findings 
                                resulting from research conducted or 
                                supported under subsection (f).
                                    ``(VI) Evidence-based best 
                                practices to prevent and reduce 
                                underage drinking including a review of 
                                the research literature related to 
                                State laws, regulations, and policies 
                                designed to prevent and reduce underage 
                                drinking, as described in paragraph 
                                (2)(B)(i).
            ``(2) Annual report on state underage drinking prevention 
        and enforcement activities.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall, with input 
                and collaboration from other appropriate Federal 
                agencies, States, Indian tribes, territories, and 
                public health, consumer, and alcohol beverage industry 
                groups, annually issue a report on each State's 
                performance in enacting, enforcing, and creating laws, 
                regulations, and policies to prevent or reduce underage 
                drinking based on an assessment of best practices 
                developed pursuant to paragraph (1)(F)(ii)(VI) and 
                subparagraph (B)(i).
                    ``(B) State performance measures.--
                            ``(i) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                        develop, in consultation with the Committee, a 
                        set of measures to be used in preparing the 
                        report on best practices as they relate to 
                        State laws, regulations, policies and 
                        enforcement practices. The Report shall be 
                        designed as a resource tool for Federal 
                        agencies assisting States in the States' 
                        underage drinking prevention efforts, State 
                        public health and law enforcement agencies, 
                        State and local policy makers, and underage 
                        drinking prevention coalitions including those 
                        receiving grants pursuant to subsection (e)(1).
                            ``(ii) State report content.--The State 
                        Report shall include updates on State laws, 
                        regulations, and policies included in previous 
                        Reports to Congress, including, but not limited 
                        to the following:
                                    ``(I) Whether or not the State has 
                                comprehensive anti-underage drinking 
                                laws such as for the illegal sale, 
                                purchase, attempt to purchase, 
                                consumption, or possession of alcohol; 
                                illegal use of fraudulent ID; illegal 
                                furnishing or obtaining of alcohol for 
                                an individual under 21 years; the 
                                degree of strictness of the penalties 
                                for such offenses; and the prevalence 
                                of the enforcement of each of these 
                                infractions.
                                    ``(II) Whether or not the State has 
                                comprehensive liability statutes 
                                pertaining to underage access to 
                                alcohol such as dram shop, social host, 
                                and house party laws, and the 
                                prevalence of enforcement of each of 
                                these laws.
                                    ``(III) Whether or not the State 
                                encourages and conducts comprehensive 
                                enforcement efforts to prevent underage 
                                access to alcohol at retail outlets, 
                                such as random compliance checks and 
                                shoulder tap programs, and the number 
                                of compliance checks within alcohol 
                                retail outlets measured against the 
                                number of total alcohol retail outlets 
                                in each State, and the result of such 
                                checks.
                                    ``(IV) Whether or not the State 
                                encourages training on the proper 
                                selling and serving of alcohol for all 
                                sellers and servers of alcohol as a 
                                condition of employment.
                                    ``(V) Whether or not the State has 
                                policies and regulations with regard to 
                                direct sales to consumers and home 
                                delivery of alcoholic beverages.
                                    ``(VI) Whether or not the State has 
                                programs or laws to deter adults from 
                                purchasing alcohol for minors; and the 
                                number of adults targeted by these 
                                programs.
                                    ``(VII) Whether or not the State 
                                has enacted graduated drivers licenses 
                                and the extent of those provisions.
                            ``(iii) New categories.--In addition to the 
                        updates of State laws, regulations, and 
                        policies listed in clause (ii), the Secretary 
                        shall consider new categories, including but 
                        not limited to--
                                    ``(I) whether or not States have 
                                adopted laws, regulations and policies 
                                that deter underage alcohol use, as 
                                described in the Surgeon General's 2007 
                                Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce 
                                Underage Drinking, including 
                                restrictions on low-price, high volume 
                                drink specials, and wholesaler pricing 
                                provisions;
                                    ``(II) whether or not States have 
                                adopted laws, regulations and policies 
                                designed to reduce alcohol advertising 
                                messages attractive to youth and youth 
                                exposure to alcohol advertising and 
                                marketing in measured and unmeasured 
                                media;
                                    ``(III) whether or not States have 
                                laws and policies that promote underage 
                                drinking prevention policy development 
                                by local jurisdictions;
                                    ``(IV) whether or not States have 
                                adopted laws, regulations, and policies 
                                to restrict youth access to alcoholic 
                                beverages that may pose special risks 
                                to youth, including but not limited to 
                                alcoholic mists, gelatins, freezer 
                                pops, pre-mixed caffeinated alcoholic 
                                beverages, and flavored malt beverages;
                                    ``(V) whether or not States have 
                                adopted uniform best practices 
                                protocols for conducting compliance 
                                checks and shoulder tap programs; and
                                    ``(VI) whether or not States have 
                                adopted uniform best practices penalty 
                                protocols for violations of laws 
                                prohibiting retail licensees from 
                                selling or furnishing of alcohol to 
                                minors.
                            ``(iv) Uniform data system.--For 
                        performance measures related to enforcement of 
                        underage drinking laws as specified in clause 
                        (ii) and (iii), the Secretary shall develop and 
                        test a uniform data system for reporting State 
                        enforcement data, including the development of 
                        a pilot program for this purpose. The pilot 
                        program shall include procedures for collecting 
                        enforcement data from both State and local law 
                        enforcement jurisdictions.
            ``(3) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subsection 
        $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and $2,000,000 for each of the 
        fiscal years 2012 through 2015.
    ``(d) National Media Campaign To Prevent Underage Drinking.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
        Services, in consultation with the National Highway Traffic 
        Safety Administration, shall develop an intensive, 
        multifaceted, adult-oriented national media campaign to reduce 
        underage drinking by influencing attitudes regarding underage 
        drinking, increasing the willingness of adults to take actions 
        to reduce underage drinking, and encouraging public policy 
        changes known to decrease underage drinking rates.
            ``(2) Purpose.--The purpose of the national media campaign 
        described in this section shall be to achieve the following 
        objectives:
                    ``(A) Instill a broad societal commitment to reduce 
                underage drinking.
                    ``(B) Increase specific actions by adults that are 
                meant to discourage or inhibit underage drinking.
                    ``(C) Decrease adult conduct that tends to 
                facilitate or condone underage drinking.
            ``(3) Developmental phase.--In preparation for the national 
        media campaign described in this section, the Secretary shall 
        conduct, in consultation with appropriate Federal agencies and 
        outside experts, including in marketing, public relations, mass 
        media campaigns, parenting, and alcohol use and abuse, a 
        developmental phase to test specific campaign features prior to 
        beginning an intensive national strategy. This phase shall 
        include research and testing, limited to a period not to exceed 
        24 months, to determine the following:
                    ``(A) Promising messages to promote public opinion 
                change.
                    ``(B) Appropriate channels for reaching target 
                audiences.
                    ``(C) Appropriate timing and weight for utilizing 
                such promising messages and media channels.
                    ``(D) Methods for linking the campaign to local, 
                State, and national policy changes affecting underage 
                drinking, if adopted.
                    ``(E) Productive collaborative partnerships with 
                national and local organizations.
            ``(4) Components.--When implementing the national media 
        campaign described in this section, the Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) educate the public about the public health 
                and safety benefits of evidence-based policies to 
                reduce underage drinking, including minimum legal 
                drinking age laws, and build public and parental 
                support for and cooperation with enforcement of such 
                policies;
                    ``(B) educate the public about the negative 
                consequences of underage drinking;
                    ``(C) promote specific actions by adults that are 
                meant to discourage or inhibit underage drinking, 
                including positive behavior modeling, general parental 
                monitoring, and consistent and appropriate discipline;
                    ``(D) discourage adult conduct that tends to 
                facilitate underage drinking, including the hosting of 
                underage parties with alcohol and the purchasing of 
                alcoholic beverages on behalf of underage youth;
                    ``(E) establish collaborative relationships with 
                local and national organizations and institutions to 
                further the goals of the campaign and assure that the 
                messages of the campaign are disseminated from a 
                variety of sources;
                    ``(F) conduct the campaign through multi-media 
                sources; and
                    ``(G) conduct the campaign with regard to changing 
                demographics and cultural and linguistic factors.
            ``(5) Consultation requirement.--In developing and 
        implementing the national media campaign described in this 
        section, the Secretary shall consult recommendations for 
        reducing underage drinking published by the National Academy of 
        Sciences. The Secretary shall also consult with interested 
        parties including medical, public health, and consumer and 
        parent groups, law enforcement, institutions of higher 
        education, community organizations and coalitions, and other 
        stakeholders supportive of the goals of the campaign.
            ``(6) Annual report.--The Secretary shall produce an annual 
        report on the progress of the development or implementation of 
        the media campaign described in this section, including 
        expenses and projected costs, and, as such information is 
        available, report on the effectiveness of such campaign in 
        affecting adult attitudes toward underage drinking and adult 
        willingness to take actions to decrease underage drinking.
            ``(7) Research on youth-oriented campaign.--The Secretary 
        may, based on the availability of funds, conduct research on 
        the potential success of a youth-oriented national media 
        campaign to reduce underage drinking. The Secretary shall 
        report any such results to Congress with policy recommendations 
        on establishing such a campaign.
            ``(8) Administration.--The Secretary may enter into a 
        subcontract with another Federal Agency to delegate the 
        authority for execution and administration of the adult 
        oriented national media campaign.
            ``(9) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section 
        $2,000,000 for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 and such sums as 
        necessary for each of the fiscal years 2013 through 2015.
    ``(e) Community-Based Programs To Prevent Underage Drinking.--
            ``(1) Community-based coalition enhancement grants to 
        prevent underage drinking.--
                    ``(A) Authorization of program.--The Administrator 
                of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
                Administration, in consultation with the Director of 
                the Office of National Drug Control Policy, shall 
                award, if the Administrator determines that the 
                Department of Health and Human Services is not 
                currently conducting activities that duplicate 
                activities of the type described in this subsection, 
                `enhancement grants' to eligible entities to design, 
                implement, evaluate and disseminate comprehensive 
                strategies to maximize the effectiveness of community-
                wide approaches to preventing and reducing underage 
                drinking. This subsection is subject to the 
                availability of appropriations.
                    ``(B) Purposes.--The purposes of this paragraph are 
                to--
                            ``(i) prevent and reduce alcohol use among 
                        youth in communities throughout the United 
                        States;
                            ``(ii) strengthen collaboration among 
                        communities, the Federal Government, and State, 
                        local, and tribal governments;
                            ``(iii) enhance intergovernmental 
                        cooperation and coordination on the issue of 
                        alcohol use among youth;
                            ``(iv) serve as a catalyst for increased 
                        citizen participation and greater collaboration 
                        among all sectors and organizations of a 
                        community that first demonstrates a long-term 
                        commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth;
                            ``(v) implement state-of-the-art science-
                        based strategies to prevent and reduce underage 
                        drinking by changing local conditions in 
                        communities; and
                            ``(vi) enhance, not supplant, effective 
                        local community initiatives for preventing and 
                        reducing alcohol use among youth.
                    ``(C) Application.--An eligible entity desiring an 
                enhancement grant under this paragraph shall submit an 
                application to the Administrator at such time, and in 
                such manner, and accompanied by such information as the 
                Administrator may require. Each application shall 
                include--
                            ``(i) a complete description of the 
                        entity's current underage alcohol use 
                        prevention initiatives and how the grant will 
                        appropriately enhance the focus on underage 
                        drinking issues; or
                            ``(ii) a complete description of the 
                        entity's current initiatives, and how it will 
                        use this grant to enhance those initiatives by 
                        adding a focus on underage drinking prevention.
                    ``(D) Uses of funds.--Each eligible entity that 
                receives a grant under this paragraph shall use the 
                grant funds to carry out the activities described in 
                such entity's application submitted pursuant to 
                subparagraph (C) and obtain specialized training and 
                technical assistance by the entity funded under section 
                4 of Public Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-
                469 (21 U.S.C. 1521 note). Grants under this paragraph 
                shall not exceed $50,000 per year and may not exceed 
                four years.
                    ``(E) Supplement not supplant.--Grant funds 
                provided under this paragraph shall be used to 
                supplement, not supplant, Federal and non-Federal funds 
                available for carrying out the activities described in 
                this paragraph.
                    ``(F) Evaluation.--Grants under this paragraph 
                shall be subject to the same evaluation requirements 
                and procedures as the evaluation requirements and 
                procedures imposed on recipients of drug free community 
                grants.
                    ``(G) Definitions.--For purposes of this paragraph, 
                the term `eligible entity' means an organization that 
                is currently receiving or has received grant funds 
                under the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (21 U.S.C. 
                1521 et seq.).
                    ``(H) Administrative expenses.--Not more than 6 
                percent of a grant under this paragraph may be expended 
                for administrative expenses.
                    ``(I) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
                authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
                paragraph $9,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and 
                $9,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2012 through 
                2015.
            ``(2) Grants for partnerships between community coalitions 
        and institutions of higher education.--
                    ``(A) Authorization of program.--The Administrator 
                of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
                Administration, in coordination with the Director of 
                the Office of National Drug Control Policy may make 
                supplemental grants to eligible entities to enable the 
                entities to prevent and reduce the rate of underage 
                alcohol consumption including binge drinking among 
                students at institutions of higher education.
                    ``(B) Purposes.--The purposes of this paragraph are 
                to--
                            ``(i) prevent and reduce alcohol use among 
                        underage students at institutions of higher 
                        education and the surrounding community;
                            ``(ii) strengthen collaboration among 
                        communities and institutions of higher 
                        education; and
                            ``(iii) disseminate to institutions of 
                        higher education timely information regarding 
                        state-of-the-art science-based strategies to 
                        prevent and reduce underage drinking by 
                        changing local conditions at institutions of 
                        higher education and in the surrounding 
                        community.
                    ``(C) Applications.--An eligible entity that 
                desires to receive a grant under this paragraph shall 
                submit an application to the Administrator at such 
                time, in such manner, and accompanied by such 
                information as the Administrator may require.
                    ``(D) Criteria.--As part of an application for a 
                grant under this subsection, the Administrator shall 
                require an eligible entity to demonstrate--
                            ``(i) the active participation of 
                        institution(s) of higher education in their 
                        coalition;
                            ``(ii) a description of how the eligible 
                        entity will work with institution(s) of higher 
                        education to target underage students;
                            ``(iii) a description of how the eligible 
                        entity intends to ensure that a partnership 
                        between local coalition(s) and institution(s) 
                        of higher education is actually implementing 
                        the purpose of this section and moving toward 
                        indicators described in this subsection;
                            ``(iv) a list of the members of the local 
                        coalition and the institution(s) of higher 
                        education that will be involved in the work of 
                        the eligible entity;
                            ``(v) the implementation of state-of-the-
                        art science-based strategies to prevent and 
                        reduce underage drinking by changing local 
                        conditions at institutions of higher education 
                        and in the surrounding community;
                            ``(vi) the anticipated impact of funds 
                        provided under this paragraph in preventing and 
                        reducing the rates of underage alcohol use;
                            ``(vii) outreach strategies, including ways 
                        in which the eligible entity proposes to--
                                    ``(I) reach out to students and 
                                community stakeholders;
                                    ``(II) promote the purpose of this 
                                paragraph;
                                    ``(III) address the range of needs 
                                of the students and the surrounding 
                                communities;
                                    ``(IV) address community policies 
                                affecting underage students regarding 
                                alcohol use; and
                                    ``(V) implement other science-based 
                                strategies to reduce underage drinking; 
                                and
                            ``(viii) such additional information as 
                        required by the Administrator.
                    ``(E) Uses of funds.--Each eligible entity that 
                receives a grant under this paragraph shall use the 
                grant funds to carry out the activities described in 
                such entity's application submitted pursuant to 
                subparagraph (D). Grants under this paragraph shall not 
                exceed $100,000 per year and may not exceed four years.
                    ``(F) Accountability.--On the date on which the 
                Administrator first publishes a notice in the Federal 
                Register soliciting applications for grants under this 
                paragraph, the Administrator shall include in the 
                notice achievement indicators for the program 
                authorized under this paragraph. The achievement 
                indicators shall be designed to--
                            ``(i) measure the impact that the coalition 
                        assisted under this paragraph is having on the 
                        institution of higher education and the 
                        surrounding communities, including changes in 
                        the number of incidents of any kind in which 
                        students have abused alcohol or consumed 
                        alcohol while under the age of 21 (including 
                        violations, physical assaults, sexual assaults, 
                        reports of intimidation, disruptions of school 
                        functions, disruptions of student studies, 
                        mental health referrals, illnesses, alcohol-
                        related transports to emergency departments, or 
                        deaths); and
                            ``(ii) provide such other measures of 
                        program impact as the Administrator determines 
                        appropriate.
                    ``(G) Supplement not supplant.--Grant funds 
                provided under this paragraph shall be used to 
                supplement, and not supplant, Federal and non-Federal 
                funds available for carrying out the activities 
                described in this paragraph.
                    ``(H) Definitions.--For purposes of this paragraph:
                            ``(i) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible 
                        entity' means an organization that--
                                    ``(I) on or before the date of 
                                submitting an application for a grant 
                                under this subsection is currently 
                                receiving or has received grant funds 
                                under the Drug-Free Communities Act of 
                                1997 (21 U.S.C. 1521 et seq.);
                                    ``(II) can provide evidence of 
                                preexisting involvement of institutions 
                                of higher education in their coalition; 
                                and
                                    ``(III) has a documented strategy 
                                to prevent and reduce underage drinking 
                                by students at institutions of higher 
                                education as part of its multi-sector, 
                                community based strategy.
                            ``(ii) Institution of higher education.--
                        The term `institution of higher education' has 
                        the meaning given the term in section 101(a) of 
                        the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 
                        1001(a)).
                            ``(iii) Surrounding community.--The term 
                        `surrounding community' means the community--
                                    ``(I) that surrounds an institution 
                                of higher education participating in a 
                                coalition;
                                    ``(II) where the students from the 
                                institution of higher education take 
                                part in the community; and
                                    ``(III) where students from the 
                                institution of higher education live in 
                                off-campus housing.
                    ``(I) Administrative expenses.--Not more than 6 
                percent of a grant under this paragraph may be expended 
                for administrative expenses.
                    ``(J) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
                authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
                paragraph $2,500,000 for fiscal year 2011, and 
                $2,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 2012 through 
                2015.
    ``(f) Reducing Underage Drinking Through Screening and Brief 
Intervention.--
            ``(1) Grants to pediatric health care providers to reduce 
        underage drinking.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary of Health and 
                Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the 
                Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
                Administration, shall make one or more grants to 
                professional pediatric provider organizations to 
                increase among the members of such organizations 
                effective practices to reduce the prevalence of alcohol 
                use among individuals under the age of 21, including 
                college students.
                    ``(B) Purposes.--Grants under this section shall be 
                made to promote the practices of--
                            ``(i) screening children and adolescents 
                        for alcohol use;
                            ``(ii) offering brief interventions to 
                        children and adolescents to discourage such 
                        use;
                            ``(iii) educating parents about the dangers 
                        of and methods of discouraging such use;
                            ``(iv) diagnosing and treating alcohol 
                        abuse disorders; and
                            ``(v) referring patients, when necessary, 
                        to other appropriate care.
                    ``(C) Use of funds.--An organization receiving a 
                grant under this section may use such funding to 
                promote the practices specified in paragraph (B) among 
                its members by--
                            ``(i) providing training to health care 
                        providers;
                            ``(ii) disseminating best practices, 
                        including culturally and linguistically 
                        appropriate best practices, and developing, 
                        printing, and distributing materials; and
                            ``(iii) offering other activities approved 
                        by the Secretary.
                    ``(D) Application.--An organization desiring a 
                grant under this section shall submit an application to 
                the Secretary at such time, and in such manner, and 
                accompanied by such information as the Secretary may 
                require. Each application shall include--
                            ``(i) a description of the organization and 
                        how its members are qualified to provide the 
                        services specified in paragraph (2);
                            ``(ii) a description of activities to be 
                        completed; and
                            ``(iii) a timeline for the completion of 
                        such activities.
                    ``(E) Definitions.--For the purpose of this 
                subsection:
                            ``(i) The term `pediatric health care 
                        provider' shall mean a provider of primary 
                        health care to individuals under the age of 21.
                            ``(ii) The term `professional pediatric 
                        provider organization' shall mean a national 
                        organization whose members consist primarily of 
                        pediatric health care providers.
                            ``(iii) The term `children and young 
                        adults' means any person under 21 years of age.
                            ``(iv) The term `alcohol education' means 
                        evidence-based education about the effects of 
                        alcohol use and abuse on children, young 
                        adults, and adults.
                            ``(v) The term `screening and brief 
                        intervention' shall mean using validated 
                        patient interview techniques to identify and 
                        assess the existence and extent of alcohol use, 
                        then providing brief advice and other brief 
                        motivational enhancement techniques designed to 
                        increase patient insight regarding their own 
                        alcohol use and any realized or potential 
                        consequences of this behavior, as well as to 
                        effect the desired related behavioral change.
                            ``(vi) The term `caregivers' means the 
                        parents, family members, or legal guardians of 
                        the child or young adult.
                    ``(F) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
                authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
                subsection $3,000,000 for fiscal year 2011, and 
                $3,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2012 through 
                2015.
    ``(g) Data Collection and Research.--
            ``(1) Additional research on underage drinking.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary of Health and 
                Human Services shall, subject to the availability of 
                appropriations, collect data, and conduct or support 
                research that is not duplicative of research currently 
                being conducted or supported by the Department of 
                Health and Human Services, on underage drinking, with 
                respect to the following:
                            ``(i) Improve data collection in support of 
                        evaluation of the effectiveness of 
                        comprehensive community-based programs or 
                        strategies and statewide systems to prevent and 
                        reduce underage drinking, across the underage 
                        years from early childhood to age 21, such as 
                        programs funded and implemented by government 
                        entities, public health interest groups and 
                        foundations, and alcohol beverage companies and 
                        trade associations, through the development of 
                        models of State-level epidemiological 
                        surveillance of underage drinking by funding in 
                        States or large metropolitan areas new 
                        epidemiologists focused on excessive drinking 
                        including underage alcohol use.
                            ``(ii) Obtain and report more precise 
                        information than is currently collected on the 
                        scope of the underage drinking problem and 
                        patterns of underage alcohol consumption, 
                        including improved knowledge about the problem 
                        and progress in preventing, reducing and 
                        treating underage drinking; as well as 
                        information on the rate of exposure of youth to 
                        advertising and other media messages 
                        encouraging and discouraging alcohol 
                        consumption.
                            ``(iii) Synthesize, expand on, and widely 
                        disseminate existing research on effective 
                        strategies for reducing underage drinking, 
                        including translational research, and make this 
                        research easily accessible to the general 
                        public.
                            ``(iv) Improve and conduct public health 
                        surveillance on alcohol use and alcohol-related 
                        conditions in States by increasing the use of 
                        surveys such as but not limited to the 
                        Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to 
                        monitor binge and excessive drinking and 
                        related harms among 18- to 20-year-olds, 
                        including harm caused to self or others as a 
                        result of alcohol use that is not duplicative 
                        of research currently being conducted or 
                        supported by the Department of Health and Human 
                        Services.
                    ``(B) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
                authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
                subsection $6,000,000 for fiscal years 2011 through 
                2015.
            ``(2) National academy of sciences study.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than 12 months after 
                the enactment of the STOP Underage Drinking 
                Reauthorization Act, the Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services shall contract with the National Academy of 
                Sciences to conduct a review of the research literature 
                regarding the influence of drinking alcohol on the 
                development of the adolescent brain and the public 
                policy implications of this research, and report to the 
                Congress on its findings.
                    ``(B) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
                authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
                subsection $500,000 for fiscal year 2011.''.
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