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Public Hearing

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Minnesota Senate Building, Room 1100 – MSB Building 
                95 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55103
                Remote Access Optional*
 
Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary Related to 2024 Regular Session Laws 
 
Instructions on monitoring the public hearing remotely will be posted prior to the public hearing.
 
THE MINNESOTA SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., in the Minnesota Senate Building, Room 1100, 95 University Ave W., St. Paul, MN 55113. Remote participation will be optional. The public hearing is being held to consider proposed modifications to the 2023 Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines and Commentary resulting from the Commission’s review of the 2024 Regular Session Laws. In brief, the nature and effect of these proposed modifications are as follows:
 
    A. Legislative amendments to crime laws affecting the Sentencing Guidelines – 2024 Regular Session – Effective August 1, 2024. As a result of its review of 2024 Regular Session Laws, the Commission proposed the following modifications at its meeting on June 6, 2024. The Commission proposes to rank at severity level (SL) 2 the new felony Transferring Firearm to Ineligible Person, Minn. Stat. § 624.7141, subd. 1; to list the new offense in Appendix 3, which describes offenses with presumptive durations that exceed the statutory maximums; to increase from SL 2 to SL 5 the ranking of the amended felony Transferring Firearm to Ineligible Person (Aggravated), Minn. Stat. § 624.7141, subd. 2; to retitle the amended offense (now known as “Transfer Pistol to Ineligible Person”); to rank at SL 4 the new felony Publishing Personal Information of Judicial Official (Bodily Harm), codified in Minn. Stat. § 609.476, subd. 3; to list the new offense in section 6 (Offenses Eligible for Permissive Consecutive Sentences); to rank at SL 1 the new felony Fictitious Emergency Call (Response to Home of Official), codified in Minn. Stat. § 609.78, subd. 2c; to list the new offense in Appendix 3; to rank at SL 3 the new felony Sale of Human Remains, codified in Minn. Stat. § 609.84; and to make related conforming stylistic changes.
 
    B. Other conforming amendments to crime laws affecting the Sentencing Guidelines – 2024 Regular Session – Effective August 1, 2024. As a result of its review of 2024 Regular Session Laws, the Commission proposed the following conforming modifications at its meeting on June 6, 2024. The Commission proposes to add Obscene or Harassing Telephone Calls to Appendix 4, which lists offenses on the targeted misdemeanor list of Minn. Stat. § 299C10, subd. 1(e), to conform to the change to the statutory list; and to change the title of the felony now known as “Unauthorized Presence at Camp Ripley” to “Unauthorized Presence in Hazardous Military Area” to conform to the statutory change to Minn. Stat. § 609.396, subd. 2.
 
A complete copy of these proposed amendments will be posted on the Commission’s web site at https://mn.gov/sentencing-guidelines from June 17 through July 23, 2024. The Commission will hold the record open for five calendar days after the public hearing to accept written comment. 
 
All interested persons are encouraged to participate and offer comments. Persons wishing to testify may register in advance by emailing sentencing.guidelines@state.mn.us or calling 651-296-0144 with your—
• Name;
• Address;
• Telephone number;
• The name of any individual or association you represent in connection with the hearing; and
• Whether you will be testifying in person or remotely.
If you require special accommodations to attend the public hearing, please contact the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (MSGC) staff as soon as possible.
 
The Commission will hold the record open for five calendar days after the public hearing to accept written comment. Written materials must be received no later than July 23, 2024. Any person who wishes to provide a written statement may do so in one of three ways:
• By delivering the written statement to the public hearing;
• By sending the written statement by United States Mail to Minn. Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 658 Cedar Street, Suite G-58, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155; or
• By emailing the written statement to sentencing.guidelines@state.mn.us.
 
After the written comment period ends, the proposed modifications are subject to final action by the Commission at its meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2024. If adopted, modifications will take effect August 1, 2024, and will apply as provided in Guidelines section 3.G.
 
Commission Meeting

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Minnesota Department of Corrections, Afton Room (Rm. 135) – ETC Building (West Entrance) 
                1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108
                Remote Access Optional*
 
Instructions on monitoring the meeting remotely will be posted prior to the meeting.

The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission will hold a meeting following the public hearing on Thursday, July 25, 2024, at the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Afton Room (Rm. 135) – ETC Building (West Entrance) 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108.
 
  
* Some Commission members may participate by interactive technology. Minnesota law provides, "If telephone or interactive technology is used to conduct a meeting, the entity, to the extent practical, shall allow a person to monitor the meeting electronically from a remote location." Minn. Stat. § 13D.015, subd. 4. Refer to the MSGC web site or contact staff as soon as possible to make arrangements for such monitoring. In compliance with Minn. Stat. § 13D.015, this notice was posted on the MSGC web site on June 7, 2024.
 
 
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For information regarding previous Commission meetings, visit our Previous Meetings page.

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