H.R.5035: Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2008

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Jan. 17, 2008
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2008

Bill Summary

Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2008 - Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate: (1) increased and mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses involving mixtures or substances which contain cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine); and (2) restrictions on judicial authority to grant probation or suspended sentences for certain cocaine offenses.Authorizes appropriations for...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 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 Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Jan. 17, 2008

Introduced in the House by Robert C. Scott (D-Va.)

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