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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill S.1051 193rd (Current)

An Act restoring judicial discretion in controlled substance cases

By Ms. Miranda, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1051) of Liz Miranda for legislation to restore judicial discretion in controlled substance cases. The Judiciary.

Bill Information

Liz Miranda

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith make certain changes in laws relative to the administration of justice in the Commonwealth, to permit fair sentencing of non-violent drug offenders, to reduce the rate of incarceration in the Commonwealth occasioned, in large part, by minimum mandatory drug laws, to prevent the application of equally severe penalties for both the more and the less culpable offenders, and to eliminate the disproportionate impact minimum mandatory drug laws have on minority communities, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 4 actions for Bill S.1051
Date Branch Action
2/16/2023 Senate Referred to the committee on The Judiciary
2/16/2023 House House concurred
6/6/2023 Joint Hearing scheduled for 06/13/2023 from 01:00 PM-05:00 PM in A-2
2/8/2024 Senate Accompanied a study order, see S2612

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