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S. 4549 (116th): Smarter Pretrial Detention for Drug Charges Act of 2020


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 9, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


II

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4549

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 9, 2020

(for himself, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Coons) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To give Federal courts additional discretion to determine whether pretrial detention is appropriate for defendants charged with nonviolent drug offenses in Federal criminal cases.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Smarter Pretrial Detention for Drug Charges Act of 2020.

2.

Release conditions and detention in Federal criminal cases

Section 3142 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking (42 U.S.C. 14135a) each place it appears and inserting (34 U.S.C. 40702); and

(2)

in subsection (e)(3)—

(A)

by striking subparagraph (A); and

(B)

by redesignating subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E) as subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), respectively.