Stopping the HALT Act

atnf_24_1678_x_281.png

KBOO is open to the public! To visit the station, contact your staff person or call 503-231-8032.


Hosted by: 
Produced by: 
KBOO
Program:: 
Air date: 
Mon, 06/05/2023 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Elizabeth Komar, Sentencing Reform Counsel, The Sentencing Project

On May 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Halt All Lethal Trafficking of Fentanyl (HALT) Act (H.R. 467). The bill expands mandatory minimums for fentanyl analogue cases and permanently schedules all fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I, without first testing them for benefits or harm. Unlike other permanent scheduling bills considered by Congress this session, the HALT Fentanyl Act also includes no “offramp” provisions that would permit analogues to be descheduled if they are later found to be harmless or inert. To learn more about HR 467, host Doug McVay speaks with Liz Komar, Sentencing Reform Counsel at the Sentencing Project.

Download audio file

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    6:31
    Artist
    Nina Simone
    Song
    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Album
    Le meilleur du jazz
    Label
    UMG - Mercury Records
  • Time
    6:59
    Artist
    Tal Farlow
    Song
    Broadway
    Album
    Tal (Bonus Track Version)
    Label
    UMG - Verve Reissues

Audio by Topic: