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H.R. 3800: Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the text of H.R. 3800 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, … Read More

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Missouri Sentencing Reform Clears First Hurdle

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Missouri Sentencing Reform Clears First Hurdle   JEFFERSON CITY, MO – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill today lauded the Missouri House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee for unanimously approving a bill to reform the state’s sentencing laws. The bill, HB 1739, introduced by Rep. Cody Smith (R-163), would … Read More

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FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – FAMM today commended U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) for the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2017. The broad bill limits the application of federal mandatory minimum sentences to the … Read More

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FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums

Thursday, June 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums WASHINGTON– Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today commended Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing into law SB 220, which repeals most of Louisiana’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. The bill is a significant component of a larger criminal justice … Read More

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FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill   The Iowa House early this morning unanimously approved SF 445 after adding important sentencing reform provisions that FAMM and other advocates have promoted. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then … Read More

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FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

Friday, February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director gnewburn@famm.org; 352.682.2542     FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill GAINESVILLE, Fla. – FAMM today praised the introduction of legislation designed to reform Florida’s sentencing laws. HB 731, introduced by Representative Katie Edwards (D, Plantation), builds on sentencing reform legislation Representative Edwards passed in 2014. … Read More

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FAMM Urges Mass. Legislature to Adopt Sentencing Reform in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

Monday, October 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today urged the Massachusetts legislature to pass common sense sentencing reform in response to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling last week that state law does not currently allow departures from mandatory minimum sentences. FAMM filed an amicus brief … Read More

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FAMM VP Comments on Release of 2015 FBI National Crime Report

Monday, September 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066   WASHINGTON, DC ­ – FAMM Vice President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2015, which revealed an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime: “There’s a lot we don’t know about these disturbing numbers, but … Read More

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