Summary: S.353 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/03/2015)

Justice Safety Valve Act of 2015

This bill authorizes a federal court to impose a sentence in a criminal proceeding that is below the minimum sentence required by statute if the court finds that a lower sentence is necessary to avoid violating statutory factors that the court must consider in imposing a sentence. The court must give parties to the proceeding notice of its intent to impose a lower sentence and state in writing the factors requiring such a sentence. This bill does not limit any right to appeal that would otherwise exist.