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2004

Federal Register Notice of Final Priorities - After reviewing public comment received pursuant to the notice of proposed priorities, the Commission has identified its policy priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle and hereby gives notice of these policy priorities. (Published September 1, 2004, in the Federal Register (69 FR 53482-53483))

Federal Register Notice of proposed priorities and request for public comment. As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Commission is seeking comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2005. Public comment should be received on or before August 5, 2004. (Published June 28, 2004, in the Federal Register) (69 FR 36148-36149)

Federal Register Notice of submission to Congress of amendments to the sentencing guidelines effective November 1, 2004. (Published May 19, 2004, in the Federal Register) (69 FR 28994-29028)

Federal Register Notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for public comment, including public comment regarding retroactive application of any of the proposed amendments. Notice of public hearing. (Published January 14th, 2004 in the Federal Register.) (69 FR 2169-2173)

2003

Federal Register Notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary, and request for public comment. (Written public comment regarding the proposed amendments and issues for comment set forth in this notice, including public comment regarding retroactive application of any of the proposed amendments, should be received by the Commission not later than March 1, 2004.) (Published in the Federal Register on December 30, 2003). ( 68 FR 75339-75378 )

Federal Register Notice of (1) amendments to the sentencing guidelines made pursuant to the directive in section 401(m) of the PROTECT Act, Pub. L. 108-21; and (2) conforming amendments to the congressional amendments to the guidelines made directly by the PROTECT Act and effective on May 30, 2003. (.PDF) (Published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2003). ( 68 FR 60153-60176 )

Federal Register Notice of final priorities. In June 2003, the Commission published a notice of possible policy priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2004. See 68 FR 39173 (July 1, 2003). After reviewing public comment received pursuant to this notice, the Commission has identified its policy priorities for the upcoming amendment cycle. The Commission hereby gives notice of these policy priorities. (Published in the Federal Register on September 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 169).) ( 68 FR 52264-52265 )

Federal Register notice of Issues for Comment on PROTECT Act and request for comment (Published July 1, 2003). Public comment should be received on or before August 1, 2003. ( 68 FR 39173 )

Federal Register notice of proposed priorities. Request for public comment on possible priority policy issues for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2004 (Published July 1, 2003). Public comment should be received on or before August 1, 2003. ( 68 FR 39173-39175 )

Federal Register Notice of (1)(A)(i) congressional amendments to the sentencing guidelines made directly by the PROTECT Act, Pub. L. 108-21, and effective April 30, 2003; and (ii) conforming amendments to the amendments described in subdivision (i), promulgated pursuant to 401(m)(2)(C) of the PROTECT Act and 28 U.S.C. § 994, and effective April 30, 2003; and (B) amendment to §2A4.1 (Kidnapping, Abduction, Unlawful Restraint) promulgated pursuant to section 104 of the PROTECT Act, and effective May 30, 2003; and (2) submission to Congress of amendments to the sentencing guidelines effective November 1, 2003. (Published May 16, 2003 in the Federal Register.) ( 68 FR 26959-26979 )

Federal Register Notice of Public Hearing. The Commission has scheduled a public hearing for March 25, 2003, at 3:15 p.m. Witnesses will be invited to testify by the Commission on issues specified by the Commission prior to the hearing. Tentative topics include implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-204, and changes to §2A1.4 (Involuntary Manslaughter). (Published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 45).) ( 68 FR 11169 )

Notice of promulgation of temporary, emergency amendments to the sentencing guidelines and commentary. (Published in the Federal Register on January 22, 2003). ( 68 FR 3080-3086 )

Notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for public comment, including public comment regarding retroactive application of any of the proposed amendments. Deadline: Written public comment regarding the proposed amendments set forth in this notice, including public comment regarding retroactive application of any of these proposed amendments, should be received by the Commission not later than March 17, 2003. (Published January 17, 2003 in the Federal Register.) (68 FR 2615-2628 )

2002

Notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for public comment, including public comment regarding retroactive application of any of the proposed amendments. Deadline for written comment is February 18, 2003. (Published December 18, 2002, in the Federal Register). ( 67 FR 77532-77547 )

Notice of proposed temporary, emergency amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Notice of intent to repromulgate temporary, emergency amendments as permanent, non-emergency amendments. Request for public comment. Deadline for written comment is December 18, 2002. (Published Nov. 27,2002, in the Federal Register). User Friendly Version. ( 67 FR 70999-71007 )

Notice of submission to Congress of amendments to the sentencing guidelines, effective November 1, 2002. (Published in the Federal Register May 29, 2002.) ( 67 FR 37475-37495 )

Notice of final policy priorities for amendment cycle ending May 1, 2003. (Published in the Federal Register on September 4, 2002). ( 67 FR 56612-56613 )

Notice of Tentative Policy Priorities for amendment cycle ending May 1, 2003, published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 21, 2002. Public comment due to Commission not later than August 2, 2002. ( 67 FR 42308-42309 )

Federal Register notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for public comment. Notice of public hearing. (January 17, 2002.) Important information concerning dates, times, and deadlines. ( 67 FR 2456-2475 )

On January 17, 2002 the Commission published in the Federal Register a proposed drug amendment that included an issue for comment on federal cocaine penalties. As part of the its study of the issue, the Commission has conducted a special research project. In order to facilitate public comment, which is due March 19, 2002, the preliminary results of that research project, and other relevant data, are provided.

2001

Federal Register Notice (November 27, 2001) Notice of proposed amendments to sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for public comment. Deadline for public comment: February 4, 2002. ( 66 FR 59329-59340 )

Federal Register Notice (November 27, 2001) Notice of final amendments to the Sentencing Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. ( 66 FR 59295-59296 )

Federal Register Notice (September 19, 2001). (A) Notice of policy priorities for amendment cycle ending May 1, 2001; (B) Request for comment on the possible formation of an ad hoc advisory group on organizational guidelines; and (C) Request for comment on the possible formation of an ad hoc advisory group on issues related to the impact of the Sentencing guidelines on Native Americans in Indian Country. Deadline for public comment: November 6, 2001. ( 66 FR 48306-48307 )

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Request for public comment. (September 5, 2001) This notice sets forth proposed amendments to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. The Commission invites public comment on these proposed amendments. Public comment should be received not later than October 5, 2001. ( 66 FR 46490-46491 )

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Priorities and Request for Public Comment. (July 3, 2001) As part of its statutory authority and responsibility to analyze sentencing issues, including operation of the federal sentencing guidelines, and in accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Commission has identified certain tentative priorities that may be the focus of its policy development work during the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2002. The Commission envisions that much of this policy work may continue into the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2003. The Commission is seeking comment on these tentative priority issues. Deadline for public comment: August 3, 2001. ( 66 FR 35313-35314 )

Federal Register Notice of Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts. (June 6, 2001) Contained within this document are the guideline amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2001, along with policy statements, official commentary, and reasons for the amendments. ( 66 FR 30511-30563 )

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Request for Public Comment; Notice of Public Hearing January 26, 2001. Notice of (A) proposed temporary, emergency amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary; (B) proposed permanent, non-emergency amendments to sentencing guidelines, and commentary. (Please see notice for information regarding deadlines for submitting public comment, communicating intent to testify, and submitting written testimony.) View Corresponding Proposed Amendments in Reader-Friendly Format. ( 66 FR 7961-8017 )

2000

Federal Register Notice (December 21, 2000). Pursuant to section 102 of the Methamphetamine and Club Drug Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106–310, the Commission is promulgating a temporary, emergency amendment to §§2D1.1 and 2D1.10 and accompanying commentary. This notice sets forth the emergency amendment and a synopsis of the issues addressed by the amendment. The Commission has specified an effective date of December 16, 2000, for the emergency amendment. ( 65 FR 80474-80476 )

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment (November 7, 2000). Pursuant to section 994 (a), (o), and (p) of title 28, United States Code, the Commission is considering promulgating certain amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. This notice sets forth the proposed amendments and, for each proposed amendment, a synopsis of the issues addressed by that amendment. Request for public comment — Deadline: January 8, 2001. View Corresponding Proposed Amendments in Reader-Friendly Format. ( 65 FR 66792-66799 )

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment. (August 16, 2000). Notice of (1) retroactive application of certain amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2000; (2) final policy priorities for amendment cycle ending May 1, 2001; and (3) request for comment on proposed criteria for selecting circuit conflict issues as policy priorities. ( 65 FR 50034-50037 )

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment. (June 12, 2000) In accordance with Rule 5.2 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure, the Commission has preliminarily identified and hereby proposes certain priorities as the focus of its policy development work, including possible amendments to guidelines, policy statements, and commentary, for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2001. The Commission invites comment on these proposed priority areas and on any other sentencing issues that it should address in the coming year. Deadline for public comment: July 7, 2000. ( 65 FR 36880-36881 )

Federal Register Notice (May 9, 2000). Notice of: (1) promulgation of temporary, emergency amendment to the sentencing guideline for copyright and trademark infringement, effective May 1, 2000; (2) submission to Congress of amendments to the sentencing guidelines; and (3) request for comment. (Comments regarding whether the Commission should specify any of the non-emergency amendments for retroactive application to previously sentenced defendants should be received by the Commission not later than July 7, 2000.) ( 65 FR 26879-26902 )

Federal Register Notice (February 11, 2000). Notice of (1) intent to promulgate a permanent amendment to implement the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act of 1997 after any temporary, emergency guideline amendment is promulgated to implement that Act; and (2) additional proposed permanent amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for comment. Notice of public hearing. ( 65 FR 7080-7093 )

Federal Register Notice of proposed permanent amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary. Request for comment. Notice of public hearing deadlines. (January 18, 2000) ( 65 FR 2663-2668 )

1999

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment; Notice of Public Hearing (December 23, 1999).Notice of: (1) proposed options for promulgating a temporary, emergency guideline amendment revising the guideline for offenses involving electronic copyright infringement; and (2) intent to re-promulgate as a permanent amendment to the sentencing guidelines the temporary emergency guideline amendment relating to telemarketing fraud offenses. Request for Comment. Notice of public hearing. ( 64 FR 72129-72134 )

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment (December 8, 1999). Notice of proposed priorities, including possible amendments to the guidelines, policy statements and commentary, for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2000. Public Comment deadline: January 7, 2000. ( 64 FR 68715-68716 )

1998

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment (November 30, 1998): Part I: Announces proposed re-promulgation of the telemarketing fraud amendment as a permanent amendment; Part II sets out a proposed "Economic Crime Package"; Part III proposes certain amendments concerning conditions of probation and supervised release in accordance with recently enacted legislation; and Part IV presents several issues for which the Commission requests public comment. ( 63 FR 65979-65993 )

Federal Register Notice Regarding Telemarketing Fraud and Final Action Regarding Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines and Policy Statements Effective November 1, 1998 (October 19, 1998). ( 63 FR 55912-55914 )

Federal Register Notice and Request for Public Comment (August 21, 1998). In this notice, the Commission requests comment on several issues pertaining to the directive contained in the Telemarketing Fraud Prevention Act of 1998. Written public comment should be submitted to the Commission not later than September 10, 1998. (63 FR 44941-44942 )

Federal Register Notice of Preliminary Priority Areas for Commission Study. Details about Public Hearing and Request for Public Comment.(May 27, 1998 ) ( 63 FR 29051 )

Federal Register Notice of Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts. (May 21, 1998) Contained within this document are the guideline amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 1998, along with policy statements, official commentary, and reasons for the amendments. In addition, the notice includes a request for public comment regarding proposals concerning the No Electronic Theft Act of 1997. ( 63 FR 28202-28211)

Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines, Policy Statements, and Commentary (Part II, Federal Register, January 6, 1998). This notice includes a request for public comment and a notice of public hearing. ( 63 FR 602-635 )

1997

Notice of Final Action Regarding Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines Effective November 1, 1997 (Federal Register, October 3, 1997). ( 62 FR 51920-51923 )

Notice of promulgation of rules of practice and procedure. (July 17, 1997) ( 62 FR 38598-38601 )

Federal Register Notice (May 14, 1997): Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines, Policy Statements, and Official Commentary. This document contains the full text of the amendments that were submitted to Congress by May 1, 1997. ( 62 FR 26615-26638 )

Notice of Promulgation of Certain Temporary, Emergency Guideline Amendments and a Proposal to Re-promulgate These Amendments as Permanent Amendments. ( March 26, 1997) The Commission specified an effective date of May 1, 1997 for emergency amendments increasing the penalties for offenses involving alien smuggling (§2L1.1), immigration document fraud (§§2L2.1, 2L2.2), and involuntary servitude, peonage, and slave trade (§2H4.1). ( 62 FR 14490-14492 )

Promulgation of Emergency Amendment; Notice of Proposed Amendments - Part II (Federal Register, February 25, 97). This notice describes an emergency amendment regarding List I chemicals and lists for public comment proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines. ( 62 FR 8487-8504 )

Federal Register Notice of Proposed Emergency and Non-Emergency Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines for 1997( January 2, 1997). ( 62 FR 151-198 )

1996

Federal Register Announcement (11/4/96) Notice of Final Action Regarding Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines Effective November 1, 1996. ( 61 FR 56741-56739 )

Federal Register - Rules of Practice & Procedure. Request for Public Comment (October 3, 1996). ( 61 FR 51738-51739 )

Federal Register Notice of Priority Areas (July 1996). ( 61 FR 34465-34466 )

Federal Register - Rules and Procedures (July 1996). ( 61 FR 39493-39496 )

Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines for U.S. Courts (May 6th, 1996). ( 61 FR 20306-20309 )

Federal Register Notice, regarding child sex offenses (March 15, 1996). ( 61 FR 10835-10838 )

Federal Register: Request for public comment, notice of hearing on proposed amendments (February 23, 1996). (61 FR 7037-7039 )

Federal Register (January 2, 1996). ( 61 FR 79-83 )

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