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

Introduced:

Jan 17, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

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History

Jan 17, 2008
 
Introduced

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