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RAVE Act Article....
    #1525088 - 05/06/03 06:10 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

In this weeks Newsweek, theres a little item "A Blueprint for Busts". It talks about how the act, now called the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, was quietly attached to the Amber Alert bill. Apparently, there's at least some anger in the Senate over this, and I quote from the article....

"Senator Patrick Leahy voted for the Amber package, despite some reservations, because, he says, he didn't want to vote against a child-safety bill. But Leahy has promised to revisit the issue, telling Newsweek in a statement that concerns about the bill "deserve a fuller hearing."

If anyone wants, just post, and I'll transcribe the whole thing. It's not real long....


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Re: RAVE Act Article.... [Re: Madtowntripper]
    #1525327 - 05/06/03 07:51 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.msnbc.com/news/909021.asp#BODY


QUIETLY TACKED ON to the legislation was an amendment called the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act, which allows concert promoters and property owners to be held criminally liable for their patrons? illegal drug use and dealing. The provision tweaks a 17-year-old federal drug law that allows prosecutors to go after the owners of ?crack houses,? expanding it to include ?one-time events? and ?outdoor gatherings? like concerts. If convicted, people can face up to 20 years in jail, per charge, and a $250,000-fine minimum. Formerly called the Reducing Americans? Vulnerability to Ecstasy (RAVE) Act, it was introduced last year by Sen. Joseph Biden to counter the use of ecstasy and other drugs at all-night dance parties. But after complaints that it unfairly targeted raves, the bill was made ?venue neutral,? says a Biden spokesman.
Promoters, gearing up for their summer concert series, fear being targeted. ?Even if you don?t tolerate drugs,? says longtime Washington, D.C., concert promoter Seth Hurwitz, ?you can?t always control everything, and to hold promoters or clubs liable for that is absurd.? And some lawmakers might not totally disagree. Sen. Patrick Leahy voted for the Amber package, despite some reservations, because, he says, he didn?t want to vote against a child-safety bill. But Leahy has promised to revisit the issue, telling NEWSWEEK in a statement that concerns about the bill ?deserve a fuller hearing.?


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Re: RAVE Act Article.... [Re: motaman]
    #1525540 - 05/06/03 09:20 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

There ya go. Saved me the work.  :smile:


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After one comes, through contact with it's administrators, no longer to cherish greatly the law as a remedy in abuses, then the bottle becomes a sovereign means of direct action.  If you cannot throw it at least you can always drink out of it.  - Ernest Hemingway

If it is life that you feel you are missing I can tell you where to find it.  In the law courts, in business, in government.  There is nothing occurring in the streets. Nothing but a dumbshow composed of the helpless and the impotent.    -Cormac MacCarthy

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.  - Aeschylus


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