H.R.3713 - Sentencing Reform Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 10/08/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-888|
|Latest Action:||12/23/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 698. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3713 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/08/2015)
Sentencing Reform Act of 2015
This bill permits a court to reduce the mandatory minimum prison term imposed on certain non-violent defendants convicted of a high-level first-time or low-level repeat drug offense (including unlawful import, export, manufacture, or distribution of, or possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance).
The legislation expands safety valve eligibility to permit a court to impose a sentence below the mandatory minimum for certain non-violent, cooperative drug defendants with a limited criminal history.
It reduces the enhanced mandatory minimum prison term for certain defendants who commit a high-level repeat drug offense, use a firearm in a crime of violence or drug offense after a prior conviction for such offense, or unlawfully possess a firearm after three or more prior convictions. It permits retroactive application of such reductions for defendants without a prior serious violent felony conviction, after a court considers certain factors.
It also establishes a consecutive mandatory prison term for a defendant who commits a drug offense involving a detectable amount of heroin or fentanyl.
The bill makes the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive to permit resentencing of a convicted crack cocaine offender sentenced before August 3, 2010.