ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Bills and resolutions

Agriculture: recognize contributions of American Viticultural Areas and winegrowing regions (see H. Res. 642), H8259 [18OC]

Alcohol Responsibility Month: support goals and ideals (see H. Res. 305), H3256 [10AP]

Dept. of Education: provide grants for institutions of higher education to prevent substance misuse (see S. 1281), S2612 [2MY] (see H.R. 3591), H5258 [27JN]

Dept. of HHS: establish grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals who have physical or mental health conditions or substance use disorders (see H.R. 3272), H4694 [13JN]

——— provide better protections and support for children raised by grandparents or other kinship families outside the foster care system due to parental drug or alcohol abuse (see S. 1181), S2434 [11AP]

Dept. of Transportation: condition Federal highway funding to States on enactment and enforcement of laws charging individuals who drive a motor vehicle, with a child passenger, while intoxicated or impaired (see H.R. 3008), H4164 [23MY]

——— condition receipt of certain highway funding by States on the enactment and enforcement of laws to prevent repeated intoxicated driving (see H.R. 2998), H4163 [23MY]

——— improve safety of individuals by taking measures to end drunken driving (see H.R. 3011), H4164 [23MY]

——— prescribe safety standards requiring motor vehicles to be equipped with an advanced alcohol detection device to prevent intoxicated driving and provide for fleet demonstration of such devices (see H.R. 4354), H7753 [17SE]

——— require new vehicles to be equipped with ignition interlock devices to prevent intoxicated driving (see H.R. 514), H518 [11JA]

——— work with vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and others to advance alcohol detection devices, mandate installation of such devices in new vehicles, and provide for fleet demonstration program (see S. 2604), S5841 [16OC]

Drunken driving: harmonize law enforcement reporting of driving under the influence arrests in order to provide the latest data at the time of traffic stops (see H.R. 1914), H2884 [27MR]

National Recovery Month: designate (see H. Res. 586), H7902 [24SE]

Native Americans: repeal certain obsolete laws relating to Native Americans (see S. 2071), S4773 [10JY] (see H.R. 3684), H5583 [10JY]

Postal Service: provide authority to mail alcoholic beverages (see H.R. 2517), H3447 [3MY]

Puerto Rico: improve collection and publication of statistics (see H.R. 1405), H2270 [27FE]

States: recognize successful State-based alcohol regulation since the creation of an effective system of independent beer, wine, and spirits distribution (see H. Res. 285), H3068 [3AP]

Taxation: exempt aging process in determination of production period for distilled spirits for purposes of capitalization of interest costs (see S. 2251), S5062 [24JY] (see H.R. 4284), H7664 [11SE]

——— exempt kombucha from excise taxes and regulations imposed on alcoholic beverages (see S. 926), S2087 [28MR] (see H.R. 1961), H2915 [28MR]

——— provide a tax credit for homebuyers purchasing residences in residential recovery zones (see H.R. 3790), H5998 [17JY]

——— reform (see S. 362), S919 [6FE] (see H.R. 1175), H1581 [13FE]

——— repeal limitation on cover over of distilled spirits taxes to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands and transfer a portion of such cover over to Puerto Rico Conservation Trust Fund (see H.R. 1786), H2744 [14MR]

——— repeal limitation on the cover over of distilled spirits taxes to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands (see H.R. 409), H358 [9JA]

Unemployment: require substance abuse risk assessment and targeted drug testing as a condition for receipt of unemployment compensation (see H.R. 1121), H1491 [8FE]

Remarks in House

Barr, Kevin: Sonoma County, CA, Winegrape Commission Viticulture Award of Excellence recipient, E489 [25AP]

Business and industry: tribute to beer brewers and importers, H2242 [27FE]

Dept. of HHS: establish grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals who have physical or mental health conditions or substance use disorders (H.R. 3272), E770 [13JN]

——— require review and submittal of report on whether being a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking increases the likelihood of having a substance use disorder, H3041, H3042 [3AP]

——— Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Building Communities of Recovery program funding, H4567, H4568 [12JN]

Dept. of Justice: veterans’ treatment courts funding, H4895 [19JN], H4934 [20JN]

Dept. of Transportation: require new vehicles to be equipped with ignition interlock devices to prevent intoxicated driving (H.R. 514), H366, H450 [10JA]

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: ensure access to child care for veterans while receiving substance or drug abuse counseling at a departmental facility, H1424 [7FE]

——— public-private partnerships to address veteran suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and substance abuse disorder funding, H5015 [21JN]

District of Columbia: tribute to DC Beer Week, E1097 [6SE]

Drunken driving: harmonize law enforcement reporting of driving under the influence arrests in order to provide the latest data at the time of traffic stops (H.R. 1914), E357 [27MR]

Immigration: exempt individuals convicted of certain alcohol-related driving offenses from being eligible for Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, H4282 [4JN]

Indian Health Service: Urban Indian Health Program funding, H4784 [19JN]

Minnesota Recovery Connection (organization): tribute, H7563 [10SE]

Napa Valley Vintners (organization): anniversary, E72 [22JA]

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: observance, H7993 [26SE]

National Recovery Month: designate (H. Res. 586), H7869 [24SE]

——— observance, H7998, H8043 [26SE], H8074 [27SE], E1204 [24SE]

Nebraska: tribute to 3d Congressional District Young Entrepreneur Award recipients, E999 [25JY]

Richmond, Pete: Napa Valley Grape Growers (organization) Napa Valley Grower of the Year award recipient, E556 [8MY], E622 [17MY], E647 [21MY]

Taxation: reform (H.R. 1175), E1285 [15OC]

Waconia, MN: tribute to Waconia Help, Empower, and Respect Others (HERO) Coalition, H2107 [26FE]

Wildfires: provide assistance to winegrape growers whose crops were tainted by smoke, H652 [16JA]

Remarks in Senate

Dept. of Transportation: work with vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and others to advance alcohol detection devices, mandate installation of such devices in new vehicles, and provide for fleet demonstration program (S. 2604), S5846 [16OC]

Law enforcement: strengthen mental health system, improve public safety, and reauthorize and improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, S5553 [18SE]

Reports filed

Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation With Tribes Act: Committee on Indian Affairs (Senate) (S. 2071) (S. Rept. 116–132), S5965 [22OC]

Statements

National Recovery Month Observance: Faces & Voices of Recovery (organization), E1234 [1OC]

Texts of

S. 2251, Advancing Growth in the Economy Through Distilled (AGED) Spirits Act, S5064 [24JY]

S. 2604, Reduce Impaired Driving for Everyone (RIDE) Act, S5846 [16OC]