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Default Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill HF 579 Goes to Senate for Vote

Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20.


I found the most interest reform (besides narrowing the disparity between crack and powder cocaine) to be the retroactive change in Iowa's Class C Drug felony mandatory minimum:

Sections 4, 5, 8, 9, 10:
These sections repeal Iowa’s Class C drug felony mandatory minimum
sentences (currently, 20 months). The reform is retroactive, which means that currently incarcerated Class C drug offenders would become immediately parole eligible on July 1, 2017.

Ya'll need to contact your Senators, tell them you support HF 579 and you want it passed!! If you don't know who your Senator is Click HERE.

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