H.R. 2369: Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jun 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Robert “Bobby” Scott
Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 13, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2316 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

5% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To apply reduced sentences for certain cocaine base offenses retroactively for certain offenders, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
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House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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6/13/2013--Introduced.
Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2013 - Directs:
(1) a court, in cases in which a sentence has not yet been imposed with respect to the application of the penalty amendments of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 to cocaine base offenses committed prior to the enactment of such Act, to impose such sentence as if such amendments were in effect on the date the offense was committed; and
(2) the Court of Appeals to remand for resentencing consistent with such amendments such cases in which a sentence has already been imposed, if subject to a pending appeal on or after August 3, 2010.
Authorizes the sentencing court, in the case of a defendant who has been convicted of such an offense committed before August 3, 2010, for which a term of imprisonment has been imposed, to reduce the term of imprisonment for that crime consistent with the amendments made by that Act on motion of the defendant or the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, or on its own motion.

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