H.R. 1459 (111th): Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009

Introduced:
Mar 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

H.R. 3245 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 29, 2009

This bill was introduced on March 12, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Mar 12, 2009
 
Sponsor
Robert “Bobby” Scott
Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 12, 2009
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5035 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 17, 2008

H.R. 2242 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 20, 2011

 
Full Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.

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3/12/2009--Introduced.
Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009- Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate: (1) increased and mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses involving mixtures or substances which contain cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine); and (2) restrictions on judicial authority to grant probation or suspended sentences for certain cocaine offenses.

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