H.R. 920: Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015

Introduced:

Feb 12, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 12, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Raúl Labrador

Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 12 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 would reduce the mandatory minimum sentencing for controlled substance offenses. It would also reduce sentences of “couriers,” defined as those whose “offense was limited to transporting or storing drugs or money.” Included within the bill is a statement of purpose to “focus limited Federal resources on the most serious of offenders.” The bill has ...

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History

Feb 12, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed House

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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