A bill to reform Federal criminal sentencing procedures.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
98th Congress (1983–1984)
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.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Senator for Massachusetts
31 Cosponsors (16 Republicans, 15 Democrats)
Mar 3, 1983
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Jul 26, 1983
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Feb 2, 1984
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.
S. 668 (98th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 668. This is the one from the 98th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, S. 668, 98th Cong. (1983).
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