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S. 2270 - Mitigating the Methamphetamine Epidemic and Promoting Tribal Health Act

Sponsor: Steve Daines (R)
Introduced: 2017-12-21
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8261-8262)
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2270


    To make improvements to the account for the State response to the opioid abuse crisis to improve tribal health.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 21, 2017

    Mr. Daines (for himself, Ms. Harris, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

    To make improvements to the account for the State response to the opioid abuse crisis to improve tribal health.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Mitigating the Methamphetamine Epidemic and Promoting Tribal Health Act” or the “Mitigating METH Act”.

SEC. 2. Account for the State response to the opioid abuse crisis.

Section 1003 of the 21st Century Cures Act (42 U.S.C. 290ee–3 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting “and Tribal” after “State”;

(B) in paragraph (2)(A)(ii), by striking “$500,000,000” and inserting “$525,000,000”; and

(C) in paragraph (3)(B), by inserting “and Tribal” after “State”;

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) in the paragraph heading, by striking “State response to the opioid” and inserting “state and tribal response to the opioid”;

(ii) in the first sentence, by inserting “and Indian tribes and Tribal organizations (as the terms ‘Indian tribes’ and ‘tribal organizations’ are defined in the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act)” after “grants to States”; and

(iii) in the second sentence, by inserting “and Tribes” after “States” each place that such term appears;

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)—

(I) by inserting “, Tribe, or Tribal organization” after “to a State”;

(II) by inserting “or Tribal” after “by the State”; and

(III) by inserting “or by a Tribe or Tribal organization” after “et seq.)”;

(ii) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “and Tribal” after “State”;

(iii) in subparagraph (E), by inserting “or Tribe” after “as the State”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(3) OTHER SUBSTANCES.—A State or Indian tribe may use grants awarded under this section for prevention and treatment of the use of other substances such as methamphetamine, if the use of such other substances is determined by the State or tribe to have a substantial public health impact on the State or tribe.”; and

(3) in subsection (d), by inserting “, Tribe, or tribal organization” after “A State”.


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