The public hearing is being held to consider proposed amendments to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary resulting from non-legislative amendments [public hearing notice] [proposed amendments].
Non-legislative amendments to Controlled Substance Offenses. Amend Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines to add a new § 2.D.3.a(8) (relating to mitigating factors); to add new §§ 2.D.3.b(5)(h), 2.D.3.b(5)(i), 2.D.3.b(5)(j), and 2.D.3.b(5)(k) (relating to aggravating factors); to add a new § 4.C (Drug Offender Grid); and to make conforming amendments (principally in §§ 1.B.15, 1.B.17, 2.B.1.a, 2.B.1.b, 2.C, 2.E, 4.A, 5.A, and 5.B; and comment 2.E.05) [press release].
Non-legislative amendments to Consecutive Sentencing Policies. Amend Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines §§ 1.B.3, 2.F, 2.F.1.a(1), 2.F.1.a(2), 2.F.2.a, and 2.F.2.a(1); add new §§ 2.F.1.b, 2.F.1.e, and 2.F.2.b; renumber the existing §§ 2.F.1.b, 2.F.1.c, 2.F.1.d, and 2.F.1.e; amend comments 2.F.02, 2.F.103, 2.F.104, and 2.F.203; and add new comments 2.F.03 and 2.F.04.
A copy of the proposed amendments may be attained in pdf here, in one of the previous links on this page, or by contacting the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by email, mail at 309 Administration Building, 50 Sherburne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55155; or telephone at (651) 296-0144. Persons with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. If you need special accommodations to attend, please contact the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission as soon as possible. This notice is available in alternative formats upon request.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing and offer comments. Persons wishing to speak may register in advance by contacting the Commission’s office at the above address or telephone number, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Commission will hold the record open for six calendar days after the public hearing to accept written comment. On Wednesday, December 30, 2015, the Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 230 at the Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul MN 55155, to formally adopt or reject the proposed amendments. If adopted, amendments become effective August 1, 2016, unless the Legislature by law provides otherwise.
Agenda will be posted prior to meeting. Formally adopt or reject proposed amendments (see above).