Summary: S.728 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/12/2015)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act or the STOP Act

Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program to reduce underage drinking for FY2016-FY2019.

Revises reporting requirements for state programs on underage drinking.

Specifies additional requirements for the development of the national media campaign to prevent underage drinking.

Directs the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to make grants to professional pediatric provider organizations to increase effective practices, including the screening of children and adolescents for alcohol use, to reduce the prevalence of alcohol use among individuals under the age of 21, including college students.

Directs the Department of Health and Human Services to collect data and conduct or support new research on underage drinking that carries out and improves public health surveillance of alcohol use and alcohol-related conditions in states among individuals between age 18 and 20 by increasing the use of surveys, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, to monitor binge and excessive drinking and related harms.

Amends the Federal Alcohol Administration Act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, distribution, or possession of powdered alcohol.