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Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill on Criminal Justice Reform [UPH Wire] - Utah.Politico.Hub
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 22, 2015 Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Bill on Criminal Justice Reform WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act in a vote of 15-5. The bill grants judges greater sentencing flexibility for certain low-level drug offenders and establishes recidivism reduction programs, while targeting violent criminals. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is an original cosponsor of the legislation. Below are his remarks from today’s markup, as prepared for delivery, and a video of Lee correcting misconceptions about the bill can…