Bill Status: The bill has been introduced. IT IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law by the President. Each year, many bills are introduced, but few become law. We do not know if or when this bill will become law.
Summary: The Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 3800) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 14, 2017, by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). If passed, the bill would
The goal of the bill is to make federal drug sentencing laws individualized and fair, and to prevent federal prosecution of low-level drug offenders who can be adequately policed, prosecuted, and punished by local authorities. FAMM supports the bill.
Current Law to be Changed: