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 ... Continue reading »
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S. 502 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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