The Cloakroom – Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016

The Cloakroom –  Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016

 

DAILY FLOOR WRAP UP

 

May 12, 2016

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

H.R. 5046 – Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act of 2016

 

Donovan (R-NY) – Amendment No. 1 – Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to include substance abuse treatment programs that provide alternatives to incarceration for pregnant women as eligible for family-based substance abuse treatment grants – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Danny Davis (D-IL) – Amendment No. 2 – Clarifies that grants addressing treatment alternatives to incarceration may include a focus on parents whose incarceration could result in their children entering foster care – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

DelBene (D-WA) – Amendment No. 3 – Clarifies that treatment alternatives to incarceration programs may include community-based substance use diversion programs sponsored by a law enforcement agency – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

DeSaulnier (D-CA) – Amendment No. 4 – Clarifies that grants under this act can be used for multi-state interoperable prescription drug monitoring programs – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Bishop (R-MI) – Amendment No. 5 –  Adds an “allowable use” within the grant program established under the bill to develop, implement, or expand the use of programs that utilize secure containers for prescription drugs – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Guinta (R-NH) – Amendment No. 6 – Adds treatment and recovery to the list of allowable uses in H.R. 5046 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Rothfus (R-PA) – Amendment No. 7 – Expands the list of eligible grant uses for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program to include efforts to develop, implement, or expand a program to prevent and address opioid abuse by veterans – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Keating (D-MA) – Amendment No. 8 – Adds drug take-back programs to the list of authorized uses for amounts made available under Section 3021(a) of the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Israel (D-NY) – Amendment No. 10 – Directs the Attorney General, when awarding grants, to also consider community need based on prevalence of opioid abuse and related deaths – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Clark (D-MA) – Amendment No. 11 – Directs the GAO to study and report on Department of Justice programs and research relative to substance use and substance use disorders among adolescents and young adults – ADOPTED BY VOICE

 

Lynch (D-MA) – Amendment No. 9 –   Provides that grant funding can be used to develop, implement or expand a program to ensure the security of opioids in medical facilities – FAILED 190 – 225

 

Final Passage of H.R. 5046 — “To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, and for other purposes.” – PASSED 413 – 5

 

Postponed Suspension Votes

 

H.R. 1818 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 415 – 1  

 

H.R. 4586 — “To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions, and for other purposes.” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL – PASSED 415 – 4

 

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