H.R. 18 (111th): Powder-Crack Cocaine Penalty Equalization Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Roscoe Bartlett
Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 79 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act with respect to penalties for powder cocaine and crack cocaine offenses.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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1/6/2009--Introduced.
Powder-Crack Cocaine Penalty Equalization Act of 2009 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate the disparity in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine, with regard to trafficking, possession, importation, and exportation of such substances, by changing the applicable amounts for powder cocaine to those currently applicable to crack cocaine.

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