H.R.5035 - Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 01/17/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/04/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.|
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Summary: H.R.5035 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.