H.R. 3245 (111th): Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009


Jul 16, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 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: Dec 1, 2010
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About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009 - Repeals provisions of the Controlled Substances Act that provide different criminal penalties for the manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing of cocaine and cocaine ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 16, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 29, 2009
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3245”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


62 cosponsors (60D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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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

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