H.R. 1693: EQUAL Act of 2021

CBO Score

$50 million

Date of Report

Tue September 28th, 2021


"Will increase direct spending by tens of millions to over $100 million in total over 10 years."

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

117th Congress

To eliminate the disparity in sentencing for cocaine offenses, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries — D — NY

Eliminates the federal sentencing disparity between drug offenses involving crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Currently, different threshold quantities of crack cocaine and powder cocaine (e.g., 28 grams of crack cocaine and 500 grams of powder cocaine) trigger the same statutory criminal penalties. This bill eliminates the lower quantity thresholds for crack cocaine offenses. Under the bil...

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