H.R.5381 - A bill to require the use of the Armed Forces for interdiction of narcotics at United States borders.99th Congress (1985-1986)
Summary: H.R.5381 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)
Introduced in House (08/11/1986)
Requires the President to: (1) deploy armed forces equipment and personnel to halt aircraft and vessels carrying narcotics across U.S. borders; (2) deploy radar aircraft for continuous aerial radar coverage of the southern U.S. border during darkness; (3) deploy both rotor and fixed wing aircraft for pursuit and seizure purposes; and (4) use National Guard and Reserve members and U.S. Customs Service and Coast Guard personnel and equipment for purposes of these activities. Prohibits such military personnel from making arrests aboard any aircraft or vessel, unless they are in hot pursuit. Requires the President to withhold Federal funding from any National Guard unit whose State does not cooperate in this drug interdiction program. Requires all program expenses to be borne by the Department of Defense.
Requires the President to substantially halt border crossings by narcotic-carrying aircraft and vessels within 45 days after enactment of this Act.
Requires the President to: (1) report to the Congress within a specified time; (2) request funds from the Congress for FY 1986 and 1987 for purposes of the program; and (3) submit a request in the budget for the Department of Defense for such funds every year beginning in 1988.