Summary

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for increased penalties for operators of pill mills, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Mar 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Mar 14, 2011

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for increased penalties for operators of pill mills, and for other purposes.

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 ``Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. PENALTIES FOR OPERATION OF A PILL MILL.

Section 401(b) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(8) In the case of a violation of subsection (a) involving distribution of a controlled substance in schedule II or schedule III by the operator of a pill mill, such operator shall be imprisoned as provided in this subsection (except that the term of such imprisonment shall be double the term otherwise applicable), fined as provided in this subsection (except that such fine shall be in an amount triple the amount otherwise applicable), or both.''.

SEC. 3. DISTRIBUTION TO PERSONS UNDER AGE TWENTY-ONE.

Section 418 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 859) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(c) Pill Mill Operators.--In the case of a person who commits an offense punishable under section 401(b)(8), this section shall be applied by substituting `thrice' for `twice' in each of subsections (a) and (b).''.

SEC. 4. ALTERNATIVE FINE NOT APPLICABLE TO PILL MILL OPERATORS.

Section 415 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 855) is amended by striking ``In lieu of'' and inserting the following:...

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Bill Summary

To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for increased penalties for operators of pill mills, and for other purposes.

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