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S.1323: Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013

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 Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 11 (9 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced July 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 14, 2014
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Bill Summary

Protecting Our Youth from Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Act of 2013 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act to include in the definition of a "controlled substance analogue" a substance designated as such by the Controlled Substance Analogue Committee (established by this Act).

Directs the Attorney General to establish such Committee as an interagency committee headed by the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and comprised of scientific experts in the fields of chemistry and pharmacology from DEA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and any other federal agency determined by the Attorney General to be appropriate.

Requires the Committee to designate, and establish and maintain a list of, controlled substance analogues determined to be similar to a schedule I or II controlled substance in either chemical structure or predictive effect on the body in such a manner as to make it likely that th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2014 Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
Sept. 25, 2013 Committee on United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Hearings held.
July 18, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S5802-5803)