Editorial Notes
References in Text

The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a), is set out under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Amendments

2019—Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(2), substituted “National Drug Control Program agencies” for “National Drug Control Program Agencies” wherever appearing.

Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(1), substituted “National Drug Control Program agency” for “National Drug Control Program Agency” wherever appearing.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(8)(A), in heading, inserted “and Continuing” before “Threats”, and in text, substituted “For purposes of carrying out the previous sentence, the Director shall designate or appoint an” for “The Director shall determine whether the coordinator position is a noncareer” and “an appointee” for “a career appointee”.

Subsec. (d)(3)(F). Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(8)(B)(i), substituted “response to” for “response of”.

Subsec. (d)(4)(B)(iii). Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(8)(B)(ii), inserted “the” before “plan, where”.

Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 116–74, § 2(a)(8)(C), substituted “subsection” for “chapter”.

2018—Pub. L. 115–271, § 8218(a), amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to national youth anti-drug media campaign.

Pub. L. 115–271, § 8202(b)(2), repealed Pub. L. 105–277, § 715. See 1998 Amendment note below.

Pub. L. 115–271, § 8202(a), revived and restored this section as in effect on Sept. 29, 2003, and as amended by Pub. L. 109–469 and Pub. L. 112–166. See Reauthorization of the Office of National Drug Control Policy note set out under section 1701 of this title.

2006—Pub. L. 109–469, § 602, amended Pub. L. 105–277, § 715, which provided for the repeal of this section. See 1998 Amendment note below.

Pub. L. 109–469, § 501(a), amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, section related to the President’s Council on Counter-Narcotics.

1998—Pub. L. 105–277, § 715, as amended by Pub. L. 109–469, § 602, which provided for the repeal of this section effective Sept. 30, 2010, was repealed by Pub. L. 115–271, § 8202(b)(2). See former section 1712 of this title.

Executive Documents
Ex. Ord. No. 12992. President’s Council on Counter-Narcotics

Ex. Ord. No. 12992, Mar. 15, 1996, 61 F.R. 11287, as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 13023, §§ 2, 3, Nov. 6, 1996, 61 F.R. 57767; Ex. Ord. No. 13284, § 8, Jan. 23, 2003, 68 F.R. 4076, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. There is established the President’s Drug Policy Council (“Council”).

Sec. 2. Membership. The Council shall comprise the:

(a) President, who shall serve as Chairman of the Council;

(b) Vice President;

(c) Secretary of State;

(d) Secretary of the Treasury;

(e) Secretary of Defense;

(f) Attorney General;

(g) Secretary of the Interior;

(h) Secretary of Agriculture;

(i) Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(j) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

(k) Secretary of Transportation;

(l) Secretary of Education;

(m) Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

(n) Secretary of Homeland Security;

(o) Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations;

(p) Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

(q) Chief of Staff to the President;

(r) Director of National Drug Control Policy;

(s) Director of Central Intelligence;

(t) Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs;

(u) Counsel to the President;

(v) Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff;

(w) National Security Advisor to the Vice President; and

(x) Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.

As applicable, the Council shall also comprise such other officials of the departments and agencies as the President may, from time to time, designate.

Sec. 3. Meetings of the Council. The President, or upon his direction, the Vice President, may convene meetings of the Council. The President shall preside over meetings of the Council, provided that in his absence, the Vice President will preside. The Council will meet at least quarterly.

Sec. 4. Functions. (a) The functions of the Council are to advise and assist the President in: (1) providing direction and oversight for the national drug control strategy, including relating drug control policy to other national security interests and establishing priorities; and (2) ensuring coordination among departments and agencies concerning implementation of the President’s national drug control strategy.

(b) The Director of National Drug Control Policy will continue to be the senior drug control policy official in the executive branch and the President’s chief drug control policy spokesman.

(c) In matters affecting national security interests, the Director of National Drug Control Policy shall work in conjunction with the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Council may utilize established or ad hoc committees, task forces, or interagency groups chaired by the Director of National Drug Control Policy or his representative, in carrying out its functions under this order.

(b) The staff of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, in coordination with the staffs of the Vice President and the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, shall act as staff for the Council.

(c) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate with the Council and provide such assistance, information, and advice as the Council may request, to the extent permitted by law.

Ex. Ord. No. 13023. Expanding and Changing Name of President’s Council on Counter-Narcotics

Ex. Ord. No. 13023, Nov. 6, 1996, 61 F.R. 57767, provided:

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to change the name of the “President’s Council on Counter-Narcotics” to the “President’s Drug Policy Council” and to make the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Veterans Affairs, and the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, permanent members of the Council, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The Council established by Executive Order 12992 [set out above] shall henceforth be called the “President’s Drug Policy Council.”

[Secs. 2, 3. Amended Ex. Ord. No. 12992, set out above.]

William J. Clinton.