IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 28, 2021
Mr. Booker (for himself and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To eliminate the disparity in sentencing for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Eliminating a Quantifiably Unjust Application of the Law Act or the
Elimination of increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base
Controlled substances act
The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) are repealed:
Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(A) (21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(A)).
Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(B) (21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)(B)).
Controlled substances import and export act
The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 951 et seq.) are repealed:
Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(1) (21 U.S.C. 960(b)(1)).
Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(2) (21 U.S.C. 960(b)(2)).
Applicability to pending and past cases
This section, and the amendments made by this section, shall apply to any sentence imposed after the date of enactment of this Act, regardless of when the offense was committed.
In the case of a defendant who, before the date of enactment of this Act, was convicted or sentenced for a Federal offense involving cocaine base, the sentencing court may, on motion of the defendant, the Bureau of Prisons, the attorney for the Government, or on its own motion, impose a reduced sentence after considering the factors set forth in section 3553(a) of title 18, United States Code.