H.R.1695 - Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. as introduced.
  • Short: Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Robert Scott

D-VA

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Official Summary

Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid violating federal provisions prescribing factors courts must consider in imposing a sentence. Requires the court to give the

Official Summary

Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to authorize a federal court to impose a sentence below a statutory minimum if necessary to avoid violating federal provisions prescribing factors courts must consider in imposing a sentence. Requires the court to give the parties notice of its intent to impose a lower sentence and to state in writing the factors requiring such a sentence.

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