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S. 1127 (115th): Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017

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A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments.

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Sponsor and status

Rand Paul

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Kentucky. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
May 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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What legislators are saying

Paul, Leahy, Merkley, Scott, & Massie Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction of the Justice Safety Valve Act
    — Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY] (Sponsor) on May 16, 2017

Leahy, with Senators Rand Paul and Jeff Merkley, Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Sentencing Reform Bill In The Senate
    — Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] (Co-sponsor) on May 16, 2017

Paul, Leahy, Merkley, Scott, & Massie Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Introduction of the Justice Safety Valve Act
    — Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott [D-VA3] on May 16, 2017

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History

May 16, 2017
 
Introduced

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S. 1127 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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