S. 483 - Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016

Crime and law enforcement. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

by voice vote on March 17, 2016.

Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016

S. 483 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015
  • Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
  • Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
  • Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
  • Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016
Sponsor
Orrin G. Hatch
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative remedies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Department of Justice
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Medical education
  • Prescription drugs
  • Retail and wholesale trades
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/12/2015
Referred to Committee
Senate3/17/2016
House4/12/2016
Signed by President4/19/2016
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.3/17/2016 by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn passage Passed without objection.4/12/2016 by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/12/2015
2/12/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2/12/2015Introduced in Senate
Put on a legislative calendar2/11/2016Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2/11/2016Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Grassley with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar2/11/2016Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 368.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage3/17/2016Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
3/18/2016Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/21/2016Received in the House.
3/21/2016Held at the desk.
4/12/2016Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
4/12/2016Considered by unanimous consent.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage4/12/2016On passage Passed without objection.
4/12/2016Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Presented to President4/14/2016Presented to President.
Signed4/19/2016Signed by President.
Enacted4/19/2016Became Public Law No: 114-145.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,475,560
$547,752
$1,301,294
$577,528
$1,040,021
$1,821,581
$6,763,736
$0
15 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

15 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Patient Access
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
American Academy of Pain Management
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
American Pharmacists Association
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
center for lawful access and abuse deterrence
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
Drug Free America Foundation
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Anderson, Steven C. (2015, February 19). Senate Bill to Curb Prescription Drug Diversion, Abuse Supported by NACDS. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
National Community Pharmacists Association
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
Save Our Society From Drugs
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition
Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (2016, February 3). New SCPC Letter to Grassley, Leahy Urges Support For "Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015" (S. 483). Retrieved February 3, 2016, from PR Newswire.
U.S. Pain Foundation
Undersigned (2015, March 4). Joint Letter in Support of Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act. Retrieved March 6, 2015, from Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$156,350$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$148,582$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$74,902$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$81,250$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$123,230$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$54,950$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$189,080$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$75,775$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$37,350$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$157,950$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$91,750$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$3,972$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$49,350$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$76,600$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$46,350$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$161,950$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$151,154$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$79,450$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$70,100$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$30,500$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$136,692$0Yes
John CornynRTX$104,800$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$43,733$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$37,000$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$26,400$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$16,416$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$28,450$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$93,400$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$71,000$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$12,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$44,760$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$24,500$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$30,850$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$45,435$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$49,700$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$42,857$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$49,086$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$103,510$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$149,700$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$58,904$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$41,572$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$36,800$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$19,000$0Yes
John HoevenRND$14,160$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$23,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$80,200$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$41,895$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$44,550$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$33,067$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$72,905$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$95,322$0Yes
James LankfordROK$57,051$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$19,450$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$28,150$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$39,300$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$30,575$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$44,040$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$70,272$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$195,825$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$74,725$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$41,450$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,100$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$58,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$24,800$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$60,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$151,063$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$90,650$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$30,896$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$63,200$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$77,100$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$164,579$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$49,263$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$42,100$0Yes
Jim RischRID$12,900$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$128,164$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$71,304$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$75,975$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$14,975$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$38,916$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$36,675$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$158,949$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$146,127$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$10,000$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$70,199$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$122,572$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$20,666$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$70,600$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$63,870$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$48,079$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$238,423$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$27,800$0Yes
David VitterRLA$10,000$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$79,050$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$60,808$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$70,300$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$45,750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$159,586$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$156,350$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$148,582$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$74,902$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$81,250$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$123,230$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$54,950$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$189,080$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$75,775$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$37,350$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$250$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$157,950$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$91,750$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$3,972$0Yes
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$49,350$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$76,600$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$46,350$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$161,950$0Yes
Bill CassidyRLA$151,154$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$79,450$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$70,100$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$30,500$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$136,692$0Yes
John CornynRTX$104,800$0Yes
Tom CottonRAR$43,733$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$37,000$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$26,400$0Yes
Steve DainesRMT$16,416$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$28,450$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$93,400$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$71,000$0Yes
Joni ErnstRIA$12,450$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$44,760$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$24,500$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$30,850$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$45,435$0Yes
Cory GardnerRCO$49,700$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$42,857$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$49,086$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$103,510$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$149,700$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$58,904$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$41,572$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$36,800$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$19,000$0Yes
John HoevenRND$14,160$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$23,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$80,200$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$41,895$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$44,550$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$33,067$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$72,905$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$95,322$0Yes
James LankfordROK$57,051$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$19,450$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$28,150$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$39,300$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$30,575$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$44,040$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$70,272$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$195,825$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$74,725$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$41,450$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$23,100$0Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$58,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$24,800$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$60,000$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$151,063$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$90,650$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$30,896$0Yes
David PerdueRGA$63,200$0Yes
Gary C. PetersDMI$77,100$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$164,579$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$49,263$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$42,100$0Yes
Jim RischRID$12,900$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$128,164$0Yes
Mike RoundsRSD$71,304$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$75,975$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$14,975$0Yes
Ben SasseRNE$38,916$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$36,675$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$158,949$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$146,127$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$10,000$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$70,199$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$6,500$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$122,572$0Yes
Dan SullivanRAK$20,666$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$70,600$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$63,870$0Yes
Thom TillisRNC$48,079$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$238,423$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$27,800$0Yes
David VitterRLA$10,000$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$79,050$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$60,808$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$70,300$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$45,750$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$159,586$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,821,581
Drug stores$1,475,560
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Nurses$1,040,021
Pharmacists$577,528
Health & welfare policy$547,752

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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