September 20, 2019

2/5/2019 – Article: “Bill introduced to relax mandatory minimums for drugs”

  • Article Link: “Bill introduced to relax mandatory minimums for drugs”
  • Excerpt: A bill to relax mandatory minimum sentences for drug trafficking was introduced into the Idaho Legislature on Tuesday. The House Judiciary committee voted unanimously to introduce the bill, which is being sponsored by Reps. Bryan Zollinger, R-Idaho Falls, and Ilana Rubel, D-Boise. It would leave the current sentencing guidelines in place but strike the word “mandatory,” letting judges impose shorter sentences if they feel following the guidelines would result in an injustice or isn’t necessary for public safety.