House Bill 5455
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Terry Technical Correction Act
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Passed House on Nov 29, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 30, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 30, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
5455
Congress
117
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
488
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Terry Technical Correction Act

This bill broadens the scope of crack cocaine offenders who are eligible for a retroactive sentencing reduction under the First Step Act of 2018.

The First Step Act made the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive and authorized sentencing reductions for certain crack cocaine offenders convicted and sentenced before the Fair Sentencing Act became effective. Under current law, crack cocaine offenders whose conduct triggered a mandatory minimum sentence are eligible for a retroactive sentencing reduction under the First Step Act. However, in 2021, the Supreme Court held in Terry v. United States that low-level crack cocaine offenders whose conduct did not trigger a mandatory minimum sentence are not eligible for a retroactive sentencing reduction under the First Step Act.

This bill extends eligibility for a retroactive sentencing reduction under the First Step Act to all crack cocaine offenders convicted and sentenced before the Fair Sentencing Act became effective, including low-level offenders whose conduct did not trigger a mandatory minimum sentence.

Text (4)
November 30, 2022
November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022
September 30, 2021
Actions (15)
11/30/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
11/29/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/29/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 307 - 101 (Roll no. 488). (text: CR H8625)
11/29/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 307 - 101 (Roll no. 488).
11/29/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H8644-8645)
11/29/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
11/29/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5455.
11/29/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8625-8629)
11/29/2022
Mr. Nadler moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
11/29/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 425.
11/29/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 117-586.
09/21/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/21/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/30/2021
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
09/30/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Dec 30, 2022 8:17:31 AM