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H.R.1459 - Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009

To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act regarding penalties for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009- Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate: (1) increased and mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses involving mixtures or substances which contain cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine

Official Summary

Fairness in Cocaine Sentencing Act of 2009- Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to eliminate:
(1) increased and mandatory minimum penalties for drug offenses involving mixtures or substances which contain cocaine base (i.e., crack cocaine); and
(2) restrictions on judicial authority to grant probation or suspended sentences for certain cocaine offenses.

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