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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-385—AUG. 21, 1984

98 STAT. 1351

Public Law 98-385 98th Congress Joint Resolution To designate the week of September 23, 1984, through September 29, 1984, as "National Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Weeli".

Whereas the illegal drug trade consists of approximately $79,000,000,000 in retail business per year; Whereas removing the demand for drugs would reduce the illegal drug trade; Whereas drug abuse destroys the future of many of the young people and adults in the Nation; Whereas the eradication of drug abuse requires a united mobilization of national resources, including law enforcement and educational efforts; and Whereas the most effective deterrent to drug abuse is education of parents and children in the home, classroom, and community: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the week of September 23, 1984, through September 29, 1984, is designated as "National Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Week" and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to participate in drug abuse education and prevention programs in their communities and encouraging parents and children to investigate and discuss drug abuse problems and possible solutions. Approved August 21, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 529: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): Aug. 8, considered and passed House. Aug. 10, considered and passed Senate.

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