SB 180 Sentencing guidelines.
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Summary:
Sentencing guidelines. Eliminates the 16-year look-back period applicable to prior felony convictions for purposes of applying enhancements to the guideline midpoint sentence. The Sentencing Commission has found that few criminal history records include the date of conviction, making it difficult, if not impossible, to equitably apply the enhancements.

This bill is recommended by the Sentencing Commission.

Full text:
01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 983771857  pdf
03/23/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB180ER)  pdf
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)  pdf

Status:
01/14/98  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 983771857
01/14/98  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/98  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N 1-A)
01/22/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/22/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/98  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
01/26/98  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 4-N)
01/26/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (33-Y 4-N)
01/26/98  Senate: Communicated to House
01/27/98  House: Placed on Calendar
01/28/98  House: Read first time
01/28/98  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/98  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
03/10/98  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (24-Y 0-N)
03/10/98  House: Read second time
03/11/98  House: Read third time
03/11/98  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
03/11/98  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
03/23/98  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB180ER)
03/25/98  Senate: Enrolled
03/25/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/26/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 277 (effective 7/1/98)
04/14/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)