H.R.4183 - Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] (Introduced 12/03/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||01/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4183 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/03/2015)
Stop Trafficking in Fentanyl Act of 2015
This bill amends the Controlled Substances Act to modify the drug quantity thresholds that trigger a mandatory minimum prison term for a defendant who manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute fentanyl.
Specifically, the bill reduces from 400 to 20 grams the fentanyl quantity and from 100 to 5 grams the fentanyl analogue quantity that trigger a 10-year or 20-year mandatory minimum prison term for high-level first-time or repeat offenders. It also reduces from 40 to 2 grams the fentanyl quantity and from 10 to 0.5 grams the fentanyl analogue quantity that trigger a 5-year or 10-year mandatory minimum prison term for low-level first-time or repeat offenders.