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

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on May 16, 2017.

Justice Safety Valve Act of 2017

This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize a court to impose a sentence below the mandatory minimum if it determines, after considering certain factors, that the mandatory minimum sentence is greater than necessary.