H.R.6158: HELP Act of 2016

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Bill Summary

Help Ensure Lives are Protected Act of 2016 or the HELP Act of 2016 This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to impose a criminal penalty of life imprisonment or death on a person who commits a violent drug offense involving a specified quantity of: (1) heroin that contains a detectable amount of fentanyl, or (2) fentanyl that is represented to be or sold as heroin.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 11, 2016
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Sept. 22, 2016
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Sept. 22, 2016
Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 22, 2016

Introduced in the House by Tom Reed (R-N.Y.)

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