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Notice of Public Hearing

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1100, at the Minnesota Senate Building, 95 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55155. The public hearing is being held to consider proposed modifications to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary resulting from legislative and non-legislative amendments. These include legislative amendments to controlled substance offenses, legislative amendments creating or amending other crime laws, and technical modifications to the Guidelines. The Commission will hold the record open for five calendar days after the public hearing to accept written comment. On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, the Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 225 at the Minnesota Judicial Center, 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55155, to formally adopt or reject the proposed modifications. If adopted, modifications become effective August 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted. More information can be found on the MSGC meeting page.

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Drug Sentencing Reform Act

On May 22, Governor Dayton approved 2016 Minn. Laws chapter 160. This act, which changes sentences for certain drug offenses committed on or after August 1, 2016, modifies some of the sentencing changes that the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission had proposed to the Legislature in January. Watch this site for updated policy and training materials in early August, after the changes take effect.

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