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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.
Senator from Illinois
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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 4 pages
A bill to restore fairness to Federal cocaine sentencing.
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 >
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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.
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.
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.
The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 1789 — 111th Congress: Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s1789
“S. 1789 — 111th Congress: Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.” www.GovTrack.us. 2009. October 10, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/s1789>
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