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

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jul 16, 2009 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 400

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3245

[Report No. 111–670, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 16, 2009

(for himself, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, Ms. Waters, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Nadler of New York, Ms. Zoe Lofgren of California, Mr. Pierluisi, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Payne, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Paul, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Ms. Norton, and Mr. Quigley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

December 1, 2010

Reported from the Committee on the Judiciary

December 1, 2010

Additional sponsors: Mr. Filner, Mr. Gutierrez, Ms. Edwards of Maryland, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Kucinich, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Meeks of New York, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Rush, Mr. Israel, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Maffei, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Mr. Watt, Mr. Stark, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Clay, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Miller of North Carolina, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Capuano, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Chu, Mr. Ellison, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Berman, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. Castle, Ms. Clarke, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Driehaus, and Mr. Kissell

December 1, 2010

Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

A BILL

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


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009.

2.

Elimination of increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base

(a)

Controlled Substances Act

The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) are repealed:

(1)

Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(A).

(2)

Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(B).

(3)

The sentence beginning Notwithstanding the preceding sentence in section 404(a).

(b)

Controlled Substances Import and Export Act

The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 951 et seq.) are repealed:

(1)

Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(1).

(2)

Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(2).

December 1, 2010

Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed