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H.R.4709: Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 12 (2 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2014
Latest Major Action July 30, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to define: (1) "factors as may be relevant to and consistent with the public health and safety," for purposes of the Attorney General's determination of whether registering an applicant to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance in schedule I or II is in the public interest, as factors that are relevant to and consistent with the findings of such Act; and (2) "imminent danger to the public health or safety," for purposes of the suspension of such a registration, to mean that in the absence of an immediate suspension order, controlled substances will continue to be intentionally diverted outside of legitimate distribution channels or distributed or dispensed outside the usual course of professional practices or in a manner that poses a present or foreseeable risk of serious adverse health consequences or death.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 30, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 29, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 29, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7004-7005)
July 29, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4709.
July 29, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7004-7007)
July 29, 2014 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 29, 2014 Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-605, Part I.
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
June 10, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 10, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 23, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 21, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 21, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce