About the bill
The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014 adjusts federal mandatory sentencing guidelines for a variety of crimes in an effort to reduce the size of the current U.S. prison population and costs associated with it. It reduces the mandatory sentences for drug offenses and expands the ability of non-violent offenders to reduce their sentences under the federal “safety valve.” The bill enables federal prisoners to seek retroactive sentence adjustment under the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010.
The bill affirms that these steps are in line with the U.S. Sentencing Commission mandate to “minimize the likelihood that the Federal prison population will exceed the capacity of the Federal prisons.” The bill also directs the Justice Department to issue a report outlining the reduced expenditures and cost savings as a result of the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2013
Length: 7 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on October 30, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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55 Cosponsors (39 Democrats, 16 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
Oct 30, 2013
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Feb 12, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 920 (114th).
H.R. 3382 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3382. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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