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H.R.1695: Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Robert C. Scott, D-Va.
Total Cosponsors 21 (17 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid violating federal provisions prescribing factors courts must consider in imposing a sentence. Requires the court to give the parties notice of its intent to impose a lower sentence and to state in writing the factors requiring such a sentence.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.