Text: H.R.1255 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/04/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1255


To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 4, 2015

Mr. Scott of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Elimination of increased penalties for cocaine offenses where the cocaine involved is cocaine base.

(a) Controlled Substances Act.—The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) are repealed:

(1) Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(A).

(2) Clause (iii) of section 401(b)(1)(B).

(b) Controlled Substances Import and Export Act.—The following provisions of the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 951 et seq.) are repealed:

(1) Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(1).

(2) Subparagraph (C) of section 1010(b)(2).