H.R.5608 - Federal Drug Treatment Alternative Sentencing Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 10/31/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/06/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5608 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Federal Drug Treatment Alternative Sentencing Act of 2000 - Directs a court, upon the conviction of an individual for a misdemeanor nonviolent drug offense under the Controlled Substances Act, to consider sentencing such individual to a term of probation or imprisonment that includes a condition or recommendation of participation in substance abuse treatment, including a rehabilitation program.
Introduced in House (10/31/2000)
Directs the Bureau of Prisons to maintain a rehabilitation program for such offenders sentenced to incarceration.
Requires the Attorney General to study the racial impact of mandatory minimum sentences for controlled substance offenses, their effectiveness in reducing drug-related crime by nonviolent offenders, and the appropriateness of the use of such sentences on nonviolent offenders.