X-Message-Number: 10411
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:04:27 -0700
From: David Brandt-Erichsen <>
Subject: House vote on anti-PAS bill Tuesday

Majority leader Armey announced Friday morning that the House of
Representatives will take up H.R. 4006, the Lethal Drug Abuse
Prevention Act of 1998, on Tuesday next.  (There is a possibility
that votes will be delayed until the next day because of primary
elections on Tuesday.)

The act would prohibit the dispensing or distribution of a
controlled substance for the purpose of causing, or assisting in
causing, the suicide or euthanasia of any individual and would
thereby nullify the Oregon referendum.  Under H.R. 4006 the DEA will
be able to obtain the records of physician assisted suicide
submitted to the State of Oregon for revocation of physicians'
licenses to prescribe narcotics. 

The text of the bill and the Judiciary Committee report can be found
at the Library of Congress ("loc") URL
(which will be unavailable this afternoon due to publication of the
Independent Counsel documents). 

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