S. 668 (98th): Sentencing Reform Act of 1984


Mar 3, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on February 2, 1984 but was never passed by the House.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to reform Federal criminal sentencing procedures.

Summary (CRS)

2/2/1984--Passed Senate amended.(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #7 (85-3)) Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 - Sets forth a new sentencing structure applicable to a defendant who is found guilty ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 3, 1983

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 26, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Feb 2, 1984
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 668”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


31 cosponsors (16R, 15D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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H.J.Res. 648 (Related)
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 12, 1984

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