H.R. 2178 (111th): Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Charlie” Rangel
Representative for New York's 15th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 29, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 460 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 12, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 29, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 29, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 29, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate certain mandatory minimum penalties relating to crack cocaine offenses.

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Cosponsors
13 cosponsors (12D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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4/29/2009--Introduced.
Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act of 2009 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate specified mandatory minimum penalties relating to the trafficking in, and possession, importation, or distribution of, crack cocaine.

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