H.R. 2934 (111th): Common Sense in Sentencing Act of 2009


Jun 18, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 18, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert “Bobby” Scott

Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 18, 2009
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.

Summary (CRS)

6/18/2009--Introduced.Common Sense in Sentencing Act of 2009 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid ... Read more >

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Jun 18, 2009

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H.R. 3327 (Related)
Ramos-Compean Justice Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 24, 2009

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