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Reported to House without amendment, Part I (12/01/2010)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009 - Repeals provisions of the Controlled Substances Act that provide different criminal penalties for the manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing of cocaine and cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine), including the mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence for simple possessesion of cocaine base.

Repeals provisions of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act that provide different criminal penalties for the importing and exporting of cocaine and cocaine base.