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S.1410: Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014

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 Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 31 (23 Democrats, 2 Independents, 6 Republicans)
Introduced July 31, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Smarter Sentencing Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the federal criminal code to direct the court to impose a sentence for specified controlled substance offenses without regard to any statutory minimum sentence if the court finds that the defendant: (1) does not have more than two criminal history points; (2) has no prior convictions for any offense that has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another; and (3) has not been convicted of a specified firearm offense, sex offense, federal crime of terrorism, or racketeering offense or of conspiring to use and invest illicit drug profits.

(Sec. 3) Authorizes a court that imposed a sentence for a crack cocaine possession or trafficking offense committed before August 3, 2010, on motion of the defendant, the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, the attorney for the government, or the court, to impose a reduced sentence as if provisions of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 were in effect at ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
March 11, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 320.
March 11, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Jan. 30, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
July 31, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S6129-6130)