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.

Summary (CRS)

8/3/2010--Public Law.Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to: (1) increase the amount of a controlled substance or ... Read more >


Oct 15, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 11, 2010
Reported by Committee

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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.

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


23 cosponsors (16D, 6R, 1I) (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. 265 (Related)
Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 2009

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