H.R.3898: Speed Trafficking Life in Prison Act of 1998

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced May 19, 1998
  • Latest Major Action Sept. 16, 1998

Bill Summary

Speed Trafficking Life in Prison Act of 1998 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to decrease the quantities of methamphetamine necessary to trigger specified trafficking penalties (to correspond to amounts triggering penalties for trafficking in crack cocaine). Directs the United States Sentencing Commission to prepare a statement analyzing the impact of the sentences imposed as a result...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Judiciary
Referred to House Commerce
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 21 - 6.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 105-711, Part I.
House Committee on Commerce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than Sept. 14, 1998.
Committee on Commerce discharged.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 408.
Mr. McCollum moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate.
May 19, 1998

Introduced in the House by Pete Sessions (R-Texas)

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