Summary

2/5/2013--Introduced. Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act or STOP Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program to reduce underage drinking for... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Feb 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 5, 2013

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r-18

Bill Text

A BILL

To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.

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 ``Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act'' or the ``STOP Act''.

SEC. 2. AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT.

Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b) is amended by striking subsections (a) through (f) and inserting the following: ``(a) Definitions.--For purposes of this section: ``(1) The term `alcohol beverage industry' means the brewers, vintners, distillers, importers, distributors, and retail or online outlets that sell or serve beer, wine, and distilled spirits. ``(2) The term `school-based prevention' means programs, which are institutionalized, and run by staff members or school-designated persons or organizations in any grade of school, kindergarten through 12th grade. ``(3) The term `youth' means persons under the age of 21. ``(b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of the Congress that: ``(1) A multi-faceted effort is needed to more successfully address the problem of underage drinking in the United States. A coordinated approach to prevention, intervention, treatment, enforcement, and research is key to making progress. This section recognizes the need for a focused national effort, and addresses particulars of the Federal portion of that effort, as well as Federal support for State activities. ``(2) The Secretary shall continue to conduct research and collect data on the short- and...

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I oppose H.R. 498 ("To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.") because...while I'm sure the sponsor has good intentions, "programs" like this seem to have an effect opposite to what is intended, and therefore are largely a waste of time and money. "Underage drinking" starts in the family and the home, and that's where the responsibility for fixing it lies; not with federal government "programs and activities". Thank you.

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willy-um
FL-7
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 498 ("To provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.") because... The government doesn't know what to do about this, so it would be a waste of money (that we don't have).

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Keiller
TN-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary


2/5/2013--Introduced.
Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Reauthorization Act or STOP Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program to reduce underage drinking for FY2014-FY2018. Revises reporting requirements for state programs on underage drinking. Specifies additional requirements for the development of the national media campaign to prevent underage drinking. Directs the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to make grants to professional pediatric provider organizations to increase effective practices, including the screening of children and adolescents for alcohol use, to reduce the prevalence of alcohol use among individuals under the age of 21, including college students. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collect data and conduct or support new research on underage drinking that improves and conducts public health surveillance of alcohol use and alcohol-related conditions in states among individuals between age 18 and 20 by increasing the use of surveys, such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, to monitor binge and excessive drinking and related harms.

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