Title: SITSA Act
Vote to pass a bill that amends the Controlled Substances Act to grant the Department of Justice new authority to ban synthetic drugs.
Authorizes the Attorney General to issue a temporary order that adds a drug or substance to the list of controlled substances if found that the substance meets the criteria of a controlled substance and is determined that said classification will result in the prevention of abuse or misuse of drugs or other substances (Sec. 3).
Specifies that such temporary order will not take effect until 30 days after the publication date of a controlled substance by the Attorney General and shall expire not later than 5 years after the enactment date of this act (Sec. 3).
Specifies that such temporary order issued by the Attorney General shall not be subject to judicial review (Sec. 3).
Authorizes the Attorney General to simultaneously issue a permanent order that ads a drug or substance to the list of schedule A controlled substances when issuing a temporary order (Sec. 3).
Authorizes the following fines and penalties for individuals found guilty of selling a controlled drug or substance, including, but not limited to (Sec. 4):
A prison term not to exceed 10 years upon first offence or 15 years if drug sale resulted in serious injury or death;
A prison term not to exceed 30 years if guilty of prior felony drug conviction or a life sentence if the drug sale resulted in serious bodily injury or death; or
A fine not to exceed $2 million if the defendant is an individual or $10 million if the defendant is believed to be part of a larger operation.
Specifies that an individual sentenced to a prison term for their first felony drug offense shall have a supervised release of 3 years following their sentence, and individuals found guilty of prior convictions shall have a supervised release of 6 years (Sec. 4).
Prohibits the importation, exportation, distribution, or manufacturing of a schedule A substance or product listed under the Controlled Substance Act unless the substance or product is clearly labeled a schedule A controlled substance and meets the requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Sec. 5).