Diane Black on Crime


Crack down on sex offenders

I was proud to co-sponsor a comprehensive law cracking down on sex offenders--the most comprehensive such effort in our state's history, strengthening punishments, strengthening our sex offender registry and prohibiting offenders from ever contacting their victims again, among other things. I've sponsored legislation to tighten the noose on online sex predators and now I am leading the fight to keep convicted sex offenders from ever getting a license to practice medicine in Tennessee.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, votedianeblack.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

Harsher sentencing for "pill mill" operators.

Black signed Pill Mill Crackdown Act

    The Pill Mill Crackdown Act of 2011: Amends the Controlled Substances Act to:
  1. double the term of imprisonment and triple the fine for the prohibited distribution of a schedule II or schedule III controlled substance by the operator of a pill mill,
  2. increase the penalties for such operator distribution of a controlled substance to a person under age 21 from twice to thrice the maximum punishment or term of supervised release authorized, and
  3. exclude such operator distribution from the applicability of provisions authorizing an alternative fine of not more than twice the gross profits or other proceeds derived by a defendant from a drug offense.
      Expresses the sense of Congress that such prohibited operator distribution is a violation for which certain property is subject to forfeiture.
      • Requires the proceeds from disposition of such property to be used for controlled substance monitoring programs in the states and for block grants to states for community mental health services and for prevention and treatment of substance abuse.
      • Changes the classification of specified quantities of dihydrocodeinone from a schedule III to a schedule II controlled substance.
      Source: H.R.1065 11-HR1065 on Mar 14, 2011

      2012 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Crime: Diane Black on other issues:
      TN Gubernatorial:
      Bill Haslam
      TN Senatorial:
      Bob Corker
      Gordon Ball
      Joe Carr
      Lamar Alexander
      Terry Adams

      Left 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
      AL-1: Jo Bonner(R,resigned)
      FL-13:Bill Young(R,deceased)
      FL-19:Trey Radel(R,arrested)
      IL-2: Jesse L. Jackson(D,convicted)
      LA-5: Rodney Alexander(R,resigned)
      MA-5: Ed Markey(D,elected)
      MO-8: Jo Ann Emerson(R,resigned)
      NC-12:Mel Watt(D,appointed)
      NJ-1: Rob Andrews(D,investigated)
      SC-1: Tim Scott(R,appointed)

      Newly-elected special elections 2013-2014:
      AL-1: Bradley Byrne(R)
      FL-13:David Jolly(R)
      FL-19:Curt Clawson(R)
      IL-2: Robin Kelly(D)
      LA-5: Vance McAllister(R)
      MA-5: Katherine Clark(D)
      MO-8: Jason Smith(R)
      NC-12: Pending Jul.15
      NJ-1: Pending Nov.4
      SC-1: Mark Sanford(R)
      Won primary 2014:
      GA-11:Barry Loudermilk(R)
      MA-6 :Richard Tisei(R)
      TX-4: John Ratcliffe(R)
      VA-7: Dave Brat(R)

      AL-6 :Gary Palmer(R)
      AR-4 :Bruce Westerman(R)
      CA-11:Mark DeSaulnier(R)
      CA-33:Ted Lieu(D)
      CA-35:Norma Torres(D)
      CA-45:Mimi Walters(R)
      CO-4 :Ken Buck(R)
      GA-1 :Buddy Carter(R)
      GA-10:Jody Hice(R)
      IA-1 :Pat Murphy(D)
      MI-4 :John Moolenaar(R)
      MI-12:Debbie Dingell(D)
      MI-14:Brenda Lawrence(D)
      MN-6 :Tom Emmer(R)
      NC-6 :Mark Walker(R)
      NC-7 :David Rouzer(R)
      NJ-12:Bonnie Watson Coleman(R)
      NY-4 :Kathleen Rice(D)
      OK-5 :Steve Russell(R)
      PA-13:Brendan Boyle(D)
      TX-36:Brian Babin(R)
      UT-4 :Mia Love(R)
      VA-8 :Don Beyer(D)

      Retiring to run for Senate in 2014:
      AR-4: Tom Cotton(R)
      CO-4: Cory Gardner(R)
      GA-1: Jack Kingston(R)
      GA-10:Paul Broun(R)
      GA-11:Phil Gingrey(R)
      HI-1: Colleen Hanabusa(D)
      IA-1: Bruce Braley(D)
      LA-6: Bill Cassidy(R)
      MI-14:Gary Peters(D)
      MT-0: Steve Daines(R)
      OK-5: James Lankford(R)
      TX-36:Steve Stockman(R)
      WV-2: Shelley Moore Capito(R)

      Former Reps running for House in 2014:
      CA-3: Doug Ose(R)
      CA-31:Joe Baca(D)
      HI-1: Charles Djou(R)
      IL-10:Bob Dold(R)
      IL-17:Bobby Schilling(R)
      KS-4: Todd Tiahrt(R)
      MI-4: Peter Konetchy(R)
      MI-14:Hansen Clarke(D)
      MS-4: Gene Taylor(D)
      MT-0: Denny Rehberg(R)
      NH-1: Frank Guinta(R)
      NY-11:Vito Fossella(R)
      NY-18:Nan Hayworth(R)
      OH-7: John Boccieri(D)
      PA-13:Marjorie Margolies(D)
      TX-23:Francisco Canseco(R)
      Lost primary 2014:
      GA-11:Bob Barr(R)
      MA-6: John Tierney(D)
      TX-4: Ralph Hall(R)
      VA-7: Eric Cantor(R)
      MI-11:Kerry Bentivolio(R)

      Retiring to run for State Office in 2014:
      AR-2: Tim Griffin(R)
      CA-35:Gloria McLeod(D)
      ME-2: Mike Michaud(D)
      PA-13:Allyson Schwartz(D)
      VI-0: Donna Christensen(D)

      Retiring effective Jan. 2015:
      AL-6: Spencer Bachus(R)
      AZ-7: Ed Pastor(D)
      CA-11:George Miller(D)
      CA-25:Howard McKeon(R)
      CA-31:Gary Miller(R)
      CA-33:Henry Waxman(D)
      CA-45:John Campbell(R)
      IA-3: Tom Latham(R)
      MI-4: Dave Camp(R)
      MI-6: Tom Petri(R)
      MI-12:John Dingell(D)
      MN-6: Michele Bachmann(R)
      NC-6: Howard Coble(R)
      NC-7: Mike McIntyre(D)
      NJ-3: Jon Runyan(R)
      NJ-12:Rush Holt(D)
      NY-4: Carolyn McCarthy(D)
      NY-21:Bill Owens(D)
      PA-6: Jim Gerlach(R)
      UT-4: Jim Matheson(D)
      VA-8: James Moran(D)
      VA-10:Frank Wolf(R)
      WA-4: Doc Hastings(R)
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