S. 1685 (110th): Fairness in Drug Sentencing Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jun 25, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 25, 2007
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4545 (Related)
Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 13, 2007

S. 1711 (Related)
Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 27, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 25, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 25, 2007
Referred to Committee Jun 25, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to reduce the sentencing disparity between powder and crack cocaine violations, and to provide increased emphasis on aggravating factors relating to the seriousness of the offense and the culpability of the offender.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

Crime and Drugs

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6/25/2007--Introduced.
Fairness in Drug Sentencing Act of 2007 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to increase (by a factor of five) the amount of a controlled substance or mixture containing a cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine) required for the imposition of mandatory minimum prison terms for trafficking in such controlled substance.
Eliminates the five-year mandatory minimum prison term for first-time possession of crack cocaine.
Directs the U.S. Sentencing Commission to review and amend, if appropriate, its sentencing guidelines for trafficking in a controlled substance to reflect the use of a dangerous weapon or violence in such crime and the culpability and role of the defendant in such crime.

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