House Bill 467
118th Congress(2023-2024)
HALT Fentanyl Act
Passed House on May 25, 2023
Jan 24, 2023
Latest Action
May 30, 2023
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Crime and Law Enforcement
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed on May 25, 2023
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Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl Act or the HALT Fentanyl Act

This bill places fentanyl-related substances as a class into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.

Additionally, the bill establishes a new, alternative registration process for schedule I research that is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Veterans Affairs or that is conducted under an investigative new drug exemption from the Food and Drug Administration.

The bill also makes several other changes to registration requirements for conducting research with controlled substances, including

  • permitting a single registration for related research sites in certain circumstances,
  • waiving the requirement for a new inspection in certain situations, and
  • allowing a registered researcher to perform certain manufacturing activities with small quantities of a substance without obtaining a manufacturing registration.
Text (4)
May 30, 2023
May 25, 2023
May 17, 2023
January 24, 2023
Amendments (3)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (1)
May 25, 2023
Not Agreed to in House
House Amendment 184
Amendment sought to prevent H. R. 467 from taking effect until the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General each certify that H. R. 467 will lead to a reduction in overdose deaths.
Public Record
Record Updated
Jun 7, 2023 2:28:40 PM