Michael Crapo on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (ID)
2012: Pleaded guilty after DUI arrest, and apologized
Mike Crapo announced that he'll run for re-election in 2016, seeking a fourth six-year term. There had been some speculation that Crapo might not run again after his DUI arrest in December 2012, to which he pleaded guilty and apologized. Crapo had long
been known as a teetotaler because of his strict Mormon faith. The arrest shocked his supporters.
After the arrest, he told police he had consumed several shots of vodka before going for a drive. He was arrested after making a U-turn at a red light.
He registered a 0.11 blood-alcohol level at the scene. He was sentenced to a $250 fine, a suspended 180-day jail sentence, an alcohol awareness program and a one-year license suspension.
After his guilty plea, Crapo told reporters he had started
drinking at home during the previous year in a misguided attempt to relieve stress, and regretted bringing shame to himself and his faith. "I'm swearing off alcohol and I am not going to continue to drink," he said then.
Source: Spokesman-Review coverage of 2016 Idaho Senate race
, May 13, 2015
Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses.
Vote to increase penalties on certain drug-related crimes. The amendment would specifically target the manufacturing or trafficking of amphetamines & methamphetamines and possession of powder cocaine, and set stronger penalties for dealing drugs
; vote number 1999-360
on Nov 10, 1999
Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests.
Drug Demand Reduction Act: Vote on an amendment to require that anyone hired by the Federal Government is subject to random, unannounced drug testing.
Reference: Amendment by Taylor, D-MS; bill by Portman, R-OH.;
Bill HR 4550
; vote number 1998-443
on Sep 16, 1998
TV ads to prevent teenage meth use.
Crapo signed S.3278 & H.R.5916
Authorizes matching grants to states, local government, or private nonprofit organizations to establish the Meth Project Prevention Campaign, which shall be aimed at teenagers. Authorizes the use of grant funds for:
- television, radio, Internet, and print advertisements and educational materials;
- community outreach to motivate community involvement in methamphetamine education;
- a benchmark survey and periodic studies of attitudes and behaviors related to methamphetamine ; and
- qualitative research to assist in the development and testing of Campaign messaging and the effectiveness of methamphetamine education.
Congress finds that--
Source: Meth Project Prevention Campaign Grant Program Act 10-HR5916 on Apr 29, 2010
- methamphetamine is a leading drug threat to the US
- crime related to methamphetamine abuse continues to increase
- methamphetamine laboratories pose a dangerous threat in terms of toxicity, severe environmental and property damage, violence, and public safety
24% of teens nationally report it would be easy or somewhat easy to obtain methamphetamine
- 33% of teens believe there is only slight or no risk to trying methamphetamines once or twice
- the annual economic burden of methamphetamine use in the US is estimated at between $16,200,000,000 and $48,300,000,000 annually; and
- there are currently no particular pharmacological treatments for dependence on methamphetamine.
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use.
Crapo co-sponsored requiring chemical resellers to certify against meth use
Sen. FEINSTEIN: This act is designed to address problems that the Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA, has identified in the implementation of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005. The bill that I introduce today would:
The Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act that we passed last year has been a resounding success. The number of methamphetamine labs in the United States has declined dramatically now that the ingredients used to make methamphetamine are harder to get. Fewer meth labs means more than just less illegal drug production. In 2003, 3,663 children were reported exposed to toxic meth labs nationwide--but so far this year, the number of exposed children is only 319.
- clarify that all retailers, including mail order retailers, who sell products that contain chemicals often used to make methamphetamine--like ephedrine, pseudoepedrine and phenylpropanolamine--must self-certify that they have trained their personnel and will comply with the Combat Meth Act's requirements;
- require distributors to sell these products only to retailers who have certified that they will comply with the law;
- require the DEA to publish the list of all retailers who have filed self-certifications, on the DEA's website;
- and clarify that any retailer who negligently fails to file self-certification as required, may be subject to civil fines and penalties.
This is a common-sense bill, designed to strengthen the implementation of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. This bill would create incentives to ensure that the self-certification process of the law is made both effective and enforceable. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.
Source: Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act (S.2071) 2007-S2071 on Sep 19, 2007
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