H.R. 5035 (110th): Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2008


Jan 17, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 17, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bobby” Scott

Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2008
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base, to eliminate minimum mandatory penalties for offenses involving cocaine, to use the resulting savings to provide drug treatment and diversion programs for cocaine users, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/17/2008--Introduced.Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2008 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate: (1) increased and mandatory minimum penalties for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 17, 2008

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5035”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


26 cosponsors (26D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3245 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 29, 2009

H.R. 460 (Related)
Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 12, 2007

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