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S. 1917 (115th): Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

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A bill to reform sentencing laws and correctional institutions, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2017
Length: 168 pages
Introduced:

Oct 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1917 will save $145 million through 2028.
Coalition for Justice: Our organization supports S. 1917 as sentencing reform is long overdue and passing this legislation would be a significant step in ending mass incarceration. We are the wealthiest country in the world and, yet, we jail more people than any other ...

History

Oct 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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Feb 8, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Feb 15, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 1917 (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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