H.R. 1978 (107th): Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2001

Introduced:
May 23, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Maxine Waters
Representative for California's 35th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 23, 2001
Length
7 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on May 23, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 23, 2001
Referred to Committee May 23, 2001
 
Full Title

To concentrate Federal resources aimed at the prosecution of drug offenses on those offenses that are major.

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Cosponsors
44 cosponsors (43D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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5/23/2001--Introduced.
Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2001- Requires the Attorney General's prior written approval for a Federal prosecution of an offense under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA), or for any conspiracy to commit such an offense, where the offense involves the illegal distribution or possession of a controlled substance in an amount less than that specified as a minimum for an offense under CSA or, in the case of any substance containing cocaine or cocaine base, in an amount less than 500 grams.Modifies CSA and CSIEA to delete specified mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment.

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