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                                                       Calendar No. 469
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2267

    To direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to 
  establish a program to support research and training in methods of 
detecting the use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, and 
                          for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 22, 2000

  Mr. McCain (for himself and Mr. Brownback) introduced the following 
                  bill; which was read the first time

                             March 23, 2000

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
    To direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to 
  establish a program to support research and training in methods of 
detecting the use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Amateur Sports Integrity Act''.

                  TITLE I--PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS

SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE.

    This Title may be cited as the ``Athletic Performance-Enhancing 
Drugs Research and Detection Act''.

SEC. 102. RESEARCH AND DETECTION PROGRAM ESTABLISHED.

    (a) In General.--The Director of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology shall establish and administer a program under 
this title to support research into the use of performance-enhancing 
substances by athletes, and methods of detecting their use.
    (b) Grants.--
            (1) In general.--The program shall include grants of 
        financial assistance, awarded on a competitive basis, to 
        support the advancement and improvement of research into the 
        use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, and 
        methods of detecting their use.
            (2) Banned substances.--In carrying out the program the 
        Director shall consider research proposals involving 
        performance-enhancing substances banned from use by competitors 
        in events sanctioned by organizations, such as the 
        International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic 
        Committee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the 
        National Football League, the National Basketball Association, 
        and Major League Baseball.
            (3) Research concentration.--In carrying out the program, 
        the Director shall--
                    (A) fund research on the detection of naturally-
                occurring steroids and other testosterone precursors 
                (e.g., androstendione), such as testosterone, and other 
                substances, such as human growth hormone and 
                erythropoietin for which no tests are available but for 
                which there is evidence of abuse or abuse potential;
                    (B) fund research that focuses on population 
                studies to ensure that tests are accurate for men, 
                women, all relevant age, and major ethnic groups; and
                    (C) not fund research on drugs of abuse, such as 
                cocaine, phencyclidine, marijuana, morphine/codeine, 
                and methamphetamine/amphetamine.
    (c) Technical and Scientific Peer Review.--
            (1) In general.--The Director shall establish appropriate 
        technical and scientific peer review procedures for evaluating 
        applications for grants under the program.
            (2) Implementation.--The Director shall--
                    (A) ensure that grant applicants meet a set of 
                minimum criteria before receiving consideration for an 
                award under the program;
                    (B) give preference to laboratories with an 
                established record of athletic drug testing analysis; 
                and
                    (C) establish a minimum grant award of not less 
                than $500,000.
            (3) Criteria.--The list of minimum criteria shall include 
        requirements that each applicant--
                    (A) demonstrate a record of publication and 
                research in the area of athletic drug testing;
                    (B) provide a plan detailing the direct 
                transference of the research findings to lab 
                applications in athletic drug testing; and
                    (C) certify that it is a not-for-profit research 
                program.
            (4) Results.--The Director also shall establish appropriate 
        technical and scientific peer review procedures for evaluating 
        the results of research funded, in part or in whole by grants 
        provided under the program. Each review conducted under this 
        paragraph shall include a written report of findings and, if 
        appropriate, recommendations prepared by the reviewer. The 
        reviewer shall provide a copy of the report to the Director 
        within 30 days after the conclusion of the review.
    (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology $4,000,000 per fiscal year to carry out this section for 
fiscal years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

SEC. 103. PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.

    (a) In General.--The Director of the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology shall develop a grant program to fund 
educational substance abuse prevention and intervention programs 
related to the use of performance-enhancing substances described in 
section 102(b)(2) by high school and college student athletes. The 
Director shall establish a set of minimum criteria for applicants to 
receive consideration for an award under the program. The list of 
minimum criteria shall include requirements that each applicant--
            (1) propose an intervention and prevention program based on 
        methodologically sound evaluation with evidence of drug 
        prevention efficacy; and
            (2) demonstrate a record of publication and research in the 
        area of athletic drug use prevention.
    (b) Minimum Grant Award.--The Director shall establish a minimum 
grant award of not less than $300,000 per recipient.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology $3,000,000 per fiscal year to carry out this section for 
fiscal years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

                           TITLE II--GAMBLING

SEC. 201. PROHIBITION ON GAMBLING ON COMPETITIVE GAMES INVOLVING HIGH 
              SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ATHLETES AND THE OLYMPICS.

    (a) In General.--The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act 
(chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new subchapter:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER III--MISCELLANEOUS

``Sec. 220541. Unlawful sports gambling: Olympics; high school and 
              college athletes
    ``(a) Prohibition.--It shall be unlawful for--
            ``(1) a governmental entity to sponsor, operate, advertise, 
        promote, license, or authorize by law or compact, or
            ``(2) a person to sponsor, operate, advertise, or promote, 
        pursuant to law or compact of a governmental entity,
a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme 
based, directly or indirectly, on a competitive game or performance 
described in subsection (b).
    ``(b) Covered Games and Performances.--A competitive game or 
performance described in this subsection is the following:
            ``(1) One or more competitive games at the Summer or Winter 
        Olympics.
            ``(2) One or more competitive games in which high school or 
        college athletes participate.
            ``(3) One or more performances of high school or college 
        athletes in a competitive game.
    ``(c) Applicability.--The prohibition in subsection (a) applies to 
activity described in that subsection without regard to whether the 
activity would otherwise be permitted under subsection (a) or (b) of 
section 3704 of title 28.
    ``(d) Injunctions.--A civil action to enjoin a violation of 
subsection (a) may be commenced in an appropriate district court of the 
United States by the Attorney General of the United States, a local 
educational agency, college, or sports organization, including an 
amateur sports organization or the corporation, whose competitive game 
is alleged to be the basis of such violation.
    ``(e) Definitions.--In this section:
            ``(1) The term `high school' has the meaning given the term 
        `secondary school' in section 14101 of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801).
            ``(2) The term `college' has the meaning given the term 
        `institution of higher education' in section 101 of the Higher 
        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801).
            ``(3) The term `local educational agency' has the meaning 
        given that term in section 14101 of the Elementary and 
        Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801).''
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
that Act (chapter 2205 of title 36, United States Code) is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

                    ``SUBCHAPTER III--MISCELLANEOUS

``220541. Unlawful sports gambling: Olympics; high school and college 
                            athletes.''.
                                     

                                                       Calendar No. 469

106th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                                S. 2267

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

    To direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to 
  establish a program to support research and training in methods of 
detecting the use of performance-enhancing substances by athletes, and 
                          for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                             March 23, 2000

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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