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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

The Rave Act, Part Two

Was it the Ooold Crow, the InstaPundit, or a direct hit on TalkLeft? Doesn't matter - evidently, the "Rave Act" is back under Tom Daschle's banner.

TalkLeft is quoting someone here, but I will steal it:

If enacted, the provisions would amend the federal “crack house law” to make it easier for federal prosecutors to fine and imprison business owners that fail to stop drug offenses from occurring. Businessmen and women could be prosecuted even if they were not involved in drugs – and even if they took steps to stop drug use on their property. The provisions would also undermine public health, endanger youth, and stifle free speech.

Well, EPIC tracks privacy related bills in Congress, including this one, which is S.22.

And what is going on with the co-sponsors - lefty Hall of Fame, or what?

Sen Biden Jr., Joseph R. - 1/7/2003
Sen Boxer, Barbara - 1/9/2003
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham - 1/7/2003
Sen Corzine, Jon - 1/7/2003
Sen Dayton, Mark - 1/7/2003
Sen Durbin, Richard J. - 1/7/2003
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. - 1/7/2003
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. - 1/7/2003
Sen Murray, Patty - 1/7/2003
Sen Reed, Jack - 1/7/2003
Sen Schumer, Charles E. - 1/7/2003

OK, EPIC does not summarize the other provisions in the bill, so one presumes there to be a sensible explanation. One wonders what it might be.

UPDATE: Here is a link to a PDF file at Daschle's website. Go to Adobe pages 18 and 19. This has the titles for different sections of the S.22, but no details. The lefty appeal is more obvious reading this.

UPDATE 2: The Library of Congress now has posted the bill - Search the 108th Congress for "S.22". Then, my guess is to look down in Part 4 on Crack House Statute Amendments.

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