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H.R.3088: Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution 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 Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 18 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Major Drug Trafficking Prosecution Act of 2013 - Requires the Attorney General's prior written approval for a federal prosecution of an offense under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) or the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (CSIEA), or for any conspiracy to commit such an offense, where the offense involves the illegal distribution or possession of a controlled substance in an amount less than that specified as a minimum for an offense under CSA or, in the case of any substance containing cocaine or cocaine base, in an amount less than 500 grams.

Modifies CSA and CSIEA to delete specified mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 12, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Sept. 12, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary