S. 1822 (100th): Sentencing Act of 1987


Oct 27, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 7, 1987

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 7, 1987.


Pub.L. 100-182


Joseph Biden Jr.

Senator from Delaware



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Last Updated: Dec 7, 1987

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to make certain amendments to the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 and to improve certain provisions relating to imposition and collection of criminal fines, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed House, amended) Sentencing Act of 1987 - Amends the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 and the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 to make technical amendments with respect ... Read more >


Oct 27, 1987

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 27, 1987
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 28, 1987
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 16, 1987
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 20, 1987
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 7, 1987
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1822”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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