Summary: H.R.5378 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/09/1986)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Education and Labor with amendment, H. Rept. 99-808)

Title I: Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Programs - Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Act of 1986 - Directs the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) to establish Federal programs of drug (including alcohol) abuse education and prevention in elementary and secondary schools and in institutions of higher education.

Establishes a National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Education and Prevention to focus national attention on drug-related problems, support and publicize programs of drug abuse education and prevention, and advise the Secretary on programs under this title.

Reserves specified portions of funds to carry out this title for: (1) payments to certain U.S. territories and possessions; (2) programs for Indian children; (3) national programs; and (4) programs with institutions of higher education. Allots the remainder among States on the basis of school-age population.

Part A: State and Local Programs to Improve Drug Abuse Education and Prevention - Directs Governors to reserve specified portions of the State allotment for State program activities and for programs for dropouts and for after-school and vacation periods. Directs the State educational agency, from the remainder, to make grants to local educational agencies, intermediate educational agencies, and consortia.

Subpart 1: State Programs of Drug Abuse Education and Prevention - Allows State program funds to be used for: (1) model curricula materials; (2) demonstration projects; (3) inservice and preservice training; (4) technical assistance; (5) other drug abuse education and prevention programs; and (6) limited State administrative expenses.

Sets forth State application requirements.

Directs Governors to make grants and enter into contracts with community-based organizations of demonstrated performance for drug abuse education and prevention programs for school dropouts and for school-age children after school hours and during the summer vacation and other periods of nonattendance.

Subpart 2: Local Programs of Drug Abuse Education and Prevention - Allows local and intermediate educational agencies or consortia to use program funds for: (1) curricula; (2) counseling; (3) treatment referral; (4) inservice and preservice training; (5) school-based programs of prevention and early intervention; (6) family education programs; (7) other programs of drug abuse education and prevention; and (8) limited administrative costs.

Sets forth local application requirements.

Part B: Federal Programs of Drug Abuse Education and Prevention - Directs the Secretary to carry out national programs of drug abuse education and prevention from specified reserved funds.

Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to establish a national education and prevention program on drug abuse. Directs the Secretary to coordinate such program with other appropriate Federal programs. Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide information on drug abuse education and prevention to the Secretary of HHS for dissemination by the clearinghouse for alcohol and drug abuse information; (2) provide technical assistance to State, local, and intermediate educational agencies and consortia on curricula, approaches, and programs; and (3) identify research and development priorities with regard to school-based drug abuse education and prevention, particularly age-appropriate programs focusing on kindergarten through grade four.

Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of HHS, to conduct a study of the nature and effectiveness of existing Federal, State, and local programs of drug abuse education and prevention. Requires a report on such study to be submitted to the President and the appropriate committees of the Congress within one year after the enactment of this Act.

Directs the Secretary, from specified reserved funds, to make grants to or enter into contracts with institutions of higher education for drug abuse education and prevention programs. Directs the Secretary to make such financial assistance available on a competitive basis while ensuring equitable participation of private and public institutions (including community and junior colleges) and equitable geographic participation. Requires that at least half of such funds be used for grants for programs for college students, with the remainder to be used for training grants and curricular development grants.

Directs the Secretary, from specified reserved funds, to make payments and grants and enter into other financial arrangements for Indian programs of drug abuse education and prevention. Provides for such programs: (1) for Indian children in reservation schools; and (2) conducted by Indian tribes, particularly for school dropouts.

Amends the Indian Elementary and Secondary School Assistance Act to provide that grants under such Act may be used for the training of counselors in counseling techniques relevant to the treatment of alcohol and substance abuse.

Amends the Indian Education Act to include clinical psychology among the fields of study for which fellowships for Indian students may be granted. Provides that up to ten percent of such fellowships shall be awarded, on a priority basis, to persons receiving training in guidance counseling with a specialty in the area of alcohol and substance abuse counseling and education.

Amends the Education Amendments of 1978 to require that all schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs should include within their curriculum a program of instruction relating to alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment. Sets forth provisions for summer programs included activities relating to the prevention of alcohol and substance abuse.

Part C: General Provisions - Sets forth definitions under this title.

Makes the Secretary of Education responsible for the administration of programs under this title.

Sets forth the Federal share of programs under this title.

Sets forth provisions for program participation of children and teachers from nonprofit private schools.

Directs the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study concerning the incidence, severity, and impact of drug abuse at the workplace. Directs such Secretary to investigate the availability and extent of conseling and rehabilitation services and other employer programs of prevention and assistance. Directs such Secretary, within two years after the enactment of this Act, to report on such study to specified congressional committees. Authorizes appropriations for such study .

Authorizes appropriations to carry out this title for FY 1987 through 1989.

Title II: Use of Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund and Customs Forfeiture Fund for Drug Abuse Education - Provides that specified amounts from the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund and the Customs Forfeiture Fund shall be available for use by the Secretary of Education to carry out drug education under this Act.

Extends through FY 1989 the authorization of appropriations for the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund.

Amends the Tariff Act of 1930 to extend through FY 1989 the authorization of appropriations for the Customs Forfeiture Fund.