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Eight. S. 1252 introduced on March 15, 1973 by Senator Bayh. Cosponsors include Senators Bible, Case, Church, Cranston, Eagleton, Hart, Humphrey, Javits, McGovern, Moss, Pastore, Pell, Ribicoff, Roth, Stevenson and Tunney. To amend the Controlled Substances Act to establish effective controls, including production quotas, stricter distribution and storage security, and more stringent import and export standards against diversion and abuse of methaqualone, by placing this depressant substance on schedule II of such Act. “Methaqualone Control Act of 1973." Hearings were held before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency on March 28, 29, and April 6, 1973. Legislation pending. Objectives accomplished by the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs administrative action.

Nine. S. 1300 introduced on March 20, 1973 by Senators Eastland, McClellan, Hruska, Cook and Gurney. To assure the imposition of appropriate penalties for persons convicted of offenses involving heroin or morphine, to provide emergency procedures to govern the pretrial and post-trial release of persons charged with offenses involving heroin or morphine, and for other purposes, "Heroin Trafficking Act of 1973.” Referred jointly to the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency and the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. Legislation pending

10. S. 1646 introduced on April 18, 1973 by Senator Bayh. Senator Humphrey is a co-sponsor. To amend the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 to discharge obligations under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances relating to regulatory controls on the manufacture, distribution, importation, and exportation of psychotropic substances, and for other purposes, “Psychotropic Substances Act of 1973.” Legislation pending. Hearings scheduled for February 25, 1974.

11. s. 1971 introduced on June 8, 1973 by Senator Schweiker. To increase certain penalties for offenses involving the unlawful distribution of certain narcotic drugs. "Increased Penalties" for distribution of schedule I and II drugs. Legislation pending.

12. S. 2544 introduced on October 8, 1973 by Senators Hruska, Bayh, Cook, Gurney, Scott of Pennsylvania, Thurmond and Tunney. To amend the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and other laws to discharge obligations under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances relating to regulatory controls on the manufacture, distribution, importation, and exportation of psychotropic substances, “Psychotropic Substances Act of 1973." Legislation pending. Hearings scheduled for February 25, 1974.

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13. S. 651 introduced on January 31, 1973 by Senator McClure. To amend chapter 44 of title 18 of the United States Code (respecting firearms) to penalize the use of firearms in the commission of any felony and to increase the penalties in certain related existing provisions, to lower certain age limits from twenty-one years to eighteen, and to eliminate certain recordkeeping provisions with respect to ammunition. Legislation pending.

14. S. 652 introduced on January 31, 1973 by Senator McClure. To repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968. Legislation pending.

15. S. 708 introduced on February 1, 1973 by Senator Stevenson. To amend the Gun Control Act of 1968, "Federal Handgun Registration and Licensing Act of 1973.” Legislation pending,

16. S. 747 introduced on February 2, 1973 by Senator Hart. To amend the Handgun Control Act of 1965, “Handgun Control Act of 1973.” Legislation pending:

17. S. 769 introduced on February 6, 1973 by Senators Talmadge and Nunn. To amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to provide for separate offense and consecutive sentencing in felonies involving the use of a firearms. Legislation pending.

18. S. 982 introduced on February 22, 1973 by Senators Kennedy, Inouye, Javits, Pell and Williams. To substantially reduce the personal dangers and fatalities caused by the criminal and violent behavior of those persons who lawlessly misuse firearms by restricting the availability of such firearms for law enforcement, military purposes, and for certain approved purposes including sporting and recreational uses. “Personal Safety Firearms Act of 1973.” Legislation pending

19. Amendment to S. 800, the Victims of Crime Act. Introduced on April 3, 1973 by Senators Bayh and Talmadge. The amendment imposes a minimum sentence of five to fifteen years for the first offense, and ten to thirty years for the second offense, in addition to the penalties already provided by law for persons who use firearms to commit felonies, or who unlawfully carry firearms while committing a felony. The Senate passed the amendment by a vote of 81-12 on April 3, 1973. S. 800 is presently pending before the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship and International Law.

RUNAWAY YOUTH

20. S. 645 introduced on January 31, 1973 by Senators Bayh and Cook. Additional cosponsors include Senators Åbourezk, Beall, Bennett, Bible, Chiles, Fong, Gravel, Hart, Humphrey, Inouye, Javits, Kennedy, Mathias, McGee, Mondale, Moss, Pastore, Percy, Pell, Randolph, Taft and Tunney. To strengthen interstate services for parents of runaway children; to conduct research on the size of the runaway youth population; for the establishment, maintenance and operation of temporary housing and counseling services for transient youth, and for other purposes. The Runaway Youth Act. Hearings on The Runaway Youth Act, S. 2889 introduced in 1971, were held before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency on January 13 and 14, 1972. Reported by the Subcommittee on May 1, 1973, and by the Judiciary Committee on June 4, 1973. Considered and passed by the Senate on June 8, 1973 (S. Report No. 93–191). Pending before the House Education and Labor Committee, Subcommittee on Equal Opportunities.

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FEDERAL JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION AND CONTROL EFFORTS

21. S. 580 introduced on January 26, 1973 by Senators Percy, Bayh, Bible, Brock, Hatfield, Humphrey, McGee, Moss, Nunn, Pastore, Randolph, Stevens, Stevenson and Williams. To amend Title 18 of the United States Code by adding a new chapter 404 to establish an

Institute for Continuing Studies of Juvenile Justice. Legislation pending

22. S. 821 introduced on February 8, 1973 by Senators Bayh and Cook. Co-sponsors include Abourezk, Bible, Brock, Burdick, Case, Church, Clark, Cranston, Domenici, Gravel, Fong, Hart, Humphrey, Inouye, Kennedy, Mathias, McGee, McGovern, Mondale, Montoya, Moss, Pastore, Randolph, Ribicoff, Tunney and Williams. To improve the quality of juvenile justice in the United States and to provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to the problems of juvenile delinquency and for other purposes. Nine days of hearings have been held before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency; approximately 70 persons have testified. Legislation pending.

23. Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Amendment to H.R. 8152, to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to improve law enforcement and criminal justice, and for other purposes introduced on June 26, 1973 by Senators Bayh, Cook and Mathias. Co-sponsors include Senators Åbourezk, Bentsen, Cannon, Case, Hart, Hatfield, Humphrey, Gravel, Javits, Kennedy, McGovern, Nelson, Percy, and Scott of Pennsylvania. The amendment required a state to allocate 20% the first year, and 30% in every subsequent year of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration block grants it received to a comprehensive program to improve juvenile justice. States would have been given maximum flexibility to determine their greatest needs with respect to juvenile delinquency programs and services. As part of its application for part C and part E block grant funds, a state would have been required to include a comprehensive program for the improvement of juvenile justice. This comprehensive program was defined to include programs and services to prevent juvenile delinquency, rehabilitate juvenile delinquents, and to improve all aspects of the juvenile justice system.

The amendment passed the Senate on a voice vote, June 28, 1973, but was defeated in the Senate-House Conference on the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration extension bill. (Rept. 93–349). The Conference did approve language specifying that all state criminal justice plans must have a juvenile justice component (P.L. 93–83).

VI. SUBCOMMITTEE PUBLICATIONS

DRUG HEARINGS AND REPORTS

Proper and Improper Use of Drugs by Athletes, June and July 1973. Methaqualone (Quaalude, Sopor) Traffic, Abuse and Regulation,

March and April 1973. Methadone Use and Abuse—1972, 1973, November 1972, February and

April 1973. Diet Pill (Amphetamines) Traffic, Abuse and Regulation, February

1972. Amphetamine Legislation 1971, July 1971. Part 21. Drug Abuse in the Armed Forces, March, August, and Oc

tober 1970.
Report, Methadone Diversion Control Act of 1973, June 1973.
Report, Barbiturate Abuse in the United States, December 1972.
Report, Drug Abuse in the Military, December 1971.

RUNAWAY YOUTH HEARING AND REPORT

Runaway Youth Act, January 1972.
Report, Runaway Youth, June 1973.

JUVENILE DETENTION AND CONFINEMENT HEARINGS

The Detention and Jailing of Juveniles, September 1973. Juvenile Confinement Institutions and Correctional Systems, May 1971.

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY HEARINGS AND REPORTS

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act—S. 3148 and

S. 821, May and June 1972; February, March and June 1973. S. 3148, S. 3143, S. 3521 and S. 3555, Legislative Proposals to Extend

or Terminate the Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Control Act

of 1968, April 1972. S. 1428, To Èstablish an Institute for Continuing Studies of Juvenile

Justice, January 1972. The Juvenile Delinquency Amendments of 1971, May 1971. Report, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, S. 821,

July 1974. Report, Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Act, July 1972. Report, Legislative Oversight Hearings on Federal Juvenile Delin

quency Programs, December 1971.

FIREARMS HEARINGS AND REPORTS

Black Powder (S. 1083), June 1973 and Report of S. 1083 (Rept. 93–

274), June 1973. Saturday Night Special Handguns, S. 2507, September, October and

November 1971 and Report of S. 2507 (Rept. 92–1004), July 1972.

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DECEMBER 20, 1974.-Ordered to be printed

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