Summary: H.R.5035 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5035. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/17/2008)

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 FY2009-FY2013 for federal pretrial diversion and post conviction drug courts.

Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize appropriations for FY2009-FY2013 for the drug courts grant program.