S. 1410 (113th): Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014

Introduced:

Jul 31, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Richard Durbin

Senator from Illinois

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014
Length: 28 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

Summary

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 ...

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History

Jul 31, 2013
 
Introduced

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Jan 30, 2014
 
Reported by Committee

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Details

Cosponsors
31 cosponsors (23D, 6R, 2I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3382 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 30, 2013

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