SB 1278 Child pornography; discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints for possession.
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Summary as introduced:
Discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction of a violent felony offense; (ii) 200 percent in cases in which the defendant has previously been convicted of a violent felony offense punishable by a maximum punishment of less than 40 years; and (iii) 400 percent in cases in which the defendant has previously been convicted of a violent felony offense punishable by a maximum punishment of 40 years or more. The bill also requires a court that imposes a sentence that is less than the midpoint of the sentencing guidelines to review all child pornography possessed by the defendant.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101927D  pdf | impact statement
01/16/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104308D-S1  pdf | impact statements

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101927D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/16/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104308D-S1
01/16/17  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/01/17  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 1-N)