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S. 2657 (113th): Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment Act of 2014


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2014 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2657

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 24, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To reclassify certain low-level felonies as misdemeanors, to eliminate the increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reclassification to Ensure Smarter and Equal Treatment Act of 2014 or the RESET Act .

2.

Reclassification of low-level felonies

(a)

In general

Part D of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. ) is amended—

(1)

in section 404(a) ( 21 U.S.C. 844(a) )

(A)

in the fourth sentence—

(i)

by striking 2 years and inserting 1 year;

(ii)

by striking $2,500 and inserting $1,000;

(iii)

by striking 3 years and inserting 1 year; and

(iv)

by striking $5,000 and inserting $1,000; and

(B)

by striking the fifth sentence; and

(2)

in section 422(b) ( 21 U.S.C. 863(b) ), by striking three years and inserting 1 year.

(b)

Elimination of increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base

(1)

Controlled Substances Act

The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq. ) are repealed:

(A)

Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(A).

(B)

Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(B).

(2)

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 ) are repealed:

(A)

Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(1).

(B)

Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(2).

3.

Weighing of controlled substances mixed with food products

(a)

In general

Part D of the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 841 et seq. ) is amended by adding at the end the following:

424.

Weighing of controlled substances mixed with food products

In determining the weight of a controlled substance or mixture of controlled substances that is in compound with a food product for purposes of this title or title III, the weight of the food product shall not be included.

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendment

The table of contents for the Controlled Substances Act ( 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq. ) is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 423 the following:

Sec. 424. Weighing of controlled substances mixed with food products.

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