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Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3713): A Summary [May 16, 2016]   [open pdf - 575KB]

"H.R. 3713, the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015, addresses the sentences that may be imposed in various drug and firearms cases. It proposes amendments to those areas of federal law that govern mandatory minimum sentencing requirements for drug and firearm offenses; the so-called safety valves which permits court to impose sentences below otherwise required mandatory minimums in the case of certain low-level drug offenders; and the retroactive application of the Fair Sentencing Act."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44492
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2016-05-16
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Public Domain
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