S. 502: Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015


Feb 12, 2015


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.


Mike Lee

Junior Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Length: 12 pages


8% chance of being enacted (details)

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A bill to focus limited Federal resources on the most serious offenders.

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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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Feb 12, 2015

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