S. 3725 (109th): Drug Sentencing Reform Act of 2006

Introduced:
Jul 25, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions
Senator from Alabama
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 25, 2006
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
S. 1874 (107th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 20, 2001

S. 1383 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 25, 2006
Referred to Committee Jul 25, 2006
 
Full Title

A bill to reduce the disparity in punishment between crack and powder cocaine offenses, to more broadly focus the punishment for drug offenders on the seriousness of the offense and the culpability of the offender, and for other purposes.

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

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7/25/2006--Introduced.
Drug Sentencing Reform Act of 2006 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to to decrease mandatory minimum sentencing thresholds for powder cocaine and increase such thresholds for crack cocaine.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and amend federal sentencing guidelines to:
(1) reflect changes to mandatory minimum sentences made by this Act;
(2) provide increased sentences for defendants who use violence or weapons in the course of a drug trafficking offense or who play an active role in the commission of such offenses; and
(3) limit sentencing for defendants who play a lesser role in the commission of drug offenses and who receive little or no compensation from their crime.
Requires the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to carry out a pilot program for home detention of nonviolent prisoners age 65 or older.

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