H.R.2316 - Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2011

To apply reduced sentences for certain cocaine base offenses retroactively for certain offenders, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To apply reduced sentences for certain cocaine base offenses retroactively for certain offenders, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2011 as introduced.

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06/23/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Robert Scott

D-VA

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Official Summary

Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2011 - Directs: (1) a court, in cases in which a sentence has not yet been imposed with respect to the application of the penalty amendments of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 to cocaine base offenses committed prior to the enactment of such Act, to impo

Official Summary

Fair Sentencing Clarification Act of 2011 - Directs:
(1) a court, in cases in which a sentence has not yet been imposed with respect to the application of the penalty amendments of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 to cocaine base offenses committed prior to the enactment of such Act, to impose such sentence as if such amendments were in effect on the date the offense was committed; and
(2) the Court of Appeals to remand for resentencing consistent with such amendments such cases in which a sentence has already been imposed, if subject to a pending appeal on or after August 3, 2010. Authorizes the sentencing court, in the case of a defendant who has been convicted of such an offense committed before August 3, 2010, for which a term of imprisonment has been imposed, to reduce the term of imprisonment for that crime consistent with the amendments made by that Act on motion of the defendant or the Director of the Bureau of Prisons, or on its own motion..

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