House Resolution Introduced for Steroids
WASHINGTONThe House introduced legislation similar to the Senate-sponsored bill SB 1780, otherwise known as The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2003, sponsored by Sens. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). The House action, HR 3866 (The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004), is co-sponsored by Reps. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), John Sweeney (R-N.Y.), Tom Osborne (R-Neb.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.).
Like the Senate bill, HR 3866 also excludes DHEA from the amendment, and the list of anabolic steroids proposed for the Controlled Substances Acts are the same. The differences seen in the House resolution include increasing penalties for those manufacturing or distributing anabolic steroids near or at a sports facility; striking language seen in the Senate bill that would require the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to state whether or not androstenedione is lawfully marketed; and not including a section on prevention, education programs or a national drug survey that is listed in SB 1780.