HB 1655 Sentencing guidelines; appeals.
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Summary as introduced:
Sentencing guidelines; appeals. Allows a court's failure to file the required written explanation deviating from the discretionary sentencing guidelines to be reviewable on appeal, provided that the sentence imposed exceeded the maximum of the sentencing guidelines range by more than 12 months. The bill provides that the appellate court reviewing the sentence shall (i) determine whether there exists evidence of potential bias by the court that imposed the sentence and (ii) if such evidence is found, review the sentence for abuse of discretion.

Full text:
01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103071D  pdf

01/05/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103071D
01/05/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/16/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/07/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice