H.R. 3088: Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2013

Introduced:
Sep 12, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Maxine Waters
Representative for California's 43rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 12, 2013
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2303 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 2011

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Sep 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Sep 12, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 concentrate Federal resources aimed at the prosecution of drug offenses on those offenses that are major.

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9/12/2013--Introduced.
Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2013 - Requires the Attorney General's prior written approval for a federal prosecution of an offense under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA), or for any conspiracy to commit such an offense, where the offense involves the illegal distribution or possession of a controlled substance in an amount less than that specified as a minimum for an offense under CSA or, in the case of any substance containing cocaine or cocaine base, in an amount less than 500 grams.
Modifies CSA and CSIEA to delete specified mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment.

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