The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 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, and a severity-level ranking resulting in no modifications, to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary resulting from legislative amendments and technical corrections.
New and Amended Crime Laws Affecting the Guidelines: Modifications and severity-level ranking resulting in no modifications are proposed to Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines §§ 5.A, 5.B, and 7; and Appendix 3.
Technical Corrections to the Guidelines: Modifications are proposed to Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Comment 2.D.106; and Guidelines Cover Page.
A copy of the proposed modifications and severity-level ranking resulting in no modifications is available free of charge on the agency’s website at mn.gov/sentencing-guidelines or by contacting the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission by mail at G-58 Centennial Building, 658 Cedar Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commission will hold the record open for six calendar days after the public hearing to accept written comment. On Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Commission will meet at 2:00 p.m. in Room 1100, at the Minnesota Senate Building, 95 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55155, to formally adopt or reject the proposed modifications and severity-level ranking resulting in no modifications. If adopted, amendments become effective August 1, 2017, unless the Legislature by law provides otherwise.