S. 1789 (111th): Fair Sentencing Act of 2010


Oct 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 3, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 3, 2010.


Pub.L. 111-220


Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois



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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 265 (Related)
Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 2009

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 1789” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Oct 15, 2009
Reported by Committee
Mar 11, 2010
Passed Senate
Mar 17, 2010
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jul 28, 2010
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 3, 2010


23 cosponsors (16D, 6R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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