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2017 Senate Bill 72: Repeal life without parole for some cocaine sale crimes
Introduced by Sen. Steve Bieda (D) on January 31, 2017 To make certain prisoners who were sentenced to a mandatory life sentence for selling large quantities of cocaine eligible for parole after serving five years in prison.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 31, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 16, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on September 20, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
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To make certain prisoners who were sentenced to a mandatory life sentence for selling large quantities of cocaine eligible for parole after serving five years in prison.
Received in the House on September 20, 2017
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on September 20, 2017
Reported in the House on November 28, 2017 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

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