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

Introduced:

Oct 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 3, 2010

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

Law:

Pub.L. 111-220

Sponsor:

Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois

Democrat

Text:

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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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History

Oct 15, 2009
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 11, 2010
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 17, 2010
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 28, 2010
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Aug 3, 2010
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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