About the bill
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 for drug-related crimes, create new mandatory minimum sentences for other crimes, and in some cases increase the length of the maximum sentences that could be issued. Significantly, the bill would ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2016
Length: 22 pages
Oct 8, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on November 18, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Oct 8, 2015
Nov 18, 2015
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 23, 2016
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary
A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.
H.R. 3713 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
How to cite this information.
Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 3713 — 114th Congress: Sentencing Reform Act of 2015. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3713
“H.R. 3713 — 114th Congress: Sentencing Reform Act of 2015.” www.GovTrack.us. 2015. March 23, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr3713>
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