Public Hearings and Meetings

2014

July 18, 2014

- Public Meeting to vote on whether or not to retroactively apply, in whole or in part, the amendment reducing the drug quantity table by two levels. Chair Saris made remarks after the vote.

June 10, 2014

- Public Hearing to gather testimony from invited witnesses concerning whether the Commission should designate as retroactive Amendment 782.  Video of the event is available.

April 10, 2014

- Public Meeting. At this meeting, the Commission voted to reduce drug trafficking sentences. Chair Saris made remarks after the vote. A video of this public meeting is available here.

March 13, 2014

- Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.  Video of the event is available.

February 13, 2014

- Public Hearing regarding issues related to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

January 9, 2014

- Public Meeting.

At the January 9, 2014 public meeting, staff gave a data presentation to inform public comment on proposed amendments to the drug trafficking guideline. Video and presentation slides with speaker notes are available.

2013

August 15, 2013 - Public Meeting.
April 10, 2013 - Public Meeting.
March 13, 2013 - Public Hearing

regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

January 11, 2013 - Public Meeting.

2012

April 13, 2012

- Public Meeting.

March 14, 2012

- Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

February 16, 2012

- Public Hearing on federal sentencing options pursuant to United States v. Booker.

February 15, 2012

- Public Hearing regarding the issue of penalties for child pornography offenses in federal sentencing.

January 10, 2012

- Public Meeting.

2011

September 15, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

June 30, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

June 1, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding retroactivity of Amendment 2, pertaining to federal drug offenses.

April 6, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

March 17, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

February 16, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment.

January 11, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

2010

Notice from October 15, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 16, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 27, 2010

- Notice of public hearing regarding the issue of statutory mandatory minimum penalties in federal sentencing.

Notice from April 13, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 7, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17, 2010

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment.

Notice from January 20-21, 2010

- Notice of regional public hearing in Phoenix, Arizona regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 12, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 1, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

2009

Notice from July 9-10, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in New York, New York regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from November 19-20, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Austin, Texas regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from October 20-21, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Denver, Colorado regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from September 16, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 9-10, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Chicago, Illinois regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from August 31, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 27-28, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Stanford, California regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from April 15, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17, 2009

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

Notice from February 10-11, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Atlanta, Georgia regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 13, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

2008

Notice from November 20, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 18, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 28, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 16, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 9, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

2007

December 11, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

November 13, 2007

- Notice of Public Hearing.

Notice from September 20, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

August 29, 2007

- Notice of Public Meeting.

Notice from July 25, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 12, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 27, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 18, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 14, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 17, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

2006

Notice from September 21, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 30, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 28, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 5, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 23, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 15, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible changes to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 15, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 6, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding immigration and federal sentencing policy.

Notice from February 21, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding immigration and federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 11, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

2005

Notice from November 15, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 19, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 24, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 12-13, 2005

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 23, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 15-16, 2005

- Notice of public meeting and notice of public hearing regarding the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker/Fanfan on the federal criminal justice community.

Notice from January 27, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

2004

Notice from November 16-17, 2004

- Notice of public meeting and notice of public hearing regarding the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker/Fanfan on the federal criminal justice community.

Notice from August 25, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 8, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17 - 19, 2004

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 7, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

2003

Notice from December 2, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from November 4-5, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding the findings and recommendations of the Commission's Advisory Group on Native American Sentencing Issues and notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 7-8, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding the findings and recommendations of the Commission's Advisory Group on Organizational Guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 23, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding implementation of the PROTECT Act and preliminary implementation of early disposition (a.k.a. "fast track") programs.

Notice from August 19-20, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding implementation of section 401(m) of the PROTECT Act and notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 29, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 16, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 25-26, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 8, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 2, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 24, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

2002

Notice from November 19-20, 2002

- Notice of public meetings.

Notice from August 28, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 5, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 19-20, 2002

- Notice of public meetings and public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

Notice from January 9, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 25-26, 2002

- Notice of public meetings.

2001

Notice from November 14, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 10, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 19, 2001

- Notice of public hearing in response to the March 2000 Report of the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Notice from March 19-20, 2001

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 6, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 9, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

2000

Notice from December 12, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from November 21, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 30, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 10, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 8, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 6, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.