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H.R. 2242 (112th): Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2011


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 20, 2011 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2242

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Paul, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Bartlett, Ms. Norton, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Cohen, Ms. Waters, Mr. Payne, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Nadler, and Mr. Moran) 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

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 2011.

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 are repealed: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 are repealed: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).