H.R. 3713: Sentencing Reform Act of 2015

Introduced:

Oct 8, 2015

Status:

Reported by Committee on Nov 18, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 18, 2015.

Sponsor:

Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2015
Length: 18 pages

Prognosis:

52% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To reform sentencing laws, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

There has been a bipartisan breakthrough on an issue that has been anathema to many in recent years — reform of the criminal sentencing laws that have lead to skyrocketing incarceration rates.

Powerful lawmakers from both parties and both chambers of Congress recently introduced comprehensive legislation (this bill and its Senate counterpart S. 2123) that would ease some federal sentencing guidelines ...

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History

Oct 8, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 18, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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