Notice from March 17 - 19, 2004

March 3, 2004

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING
OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 and 3.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, the following public hearing and meeting are scheduled:

(1) Public Hearing - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m., and

(2) Public Meeting - Friday, March 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in the Federal Judicial Center’s Training Rooms A-C (South Lobby, Concourse Level). It is expected that the public hearing will last approximately three and a half hours. The public meeting will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby). It is expected that the public meeting will last approximately 45 minutes.

(1) The purpose of the March 17, 2004 public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(2) The purpose of the March 19, 2004 public meeting is for the Commission to conduct the business detailed in the following agenda:

Report of the Commissioners
Report from the Staff Director
Vote to Approve Minutes
Possible Vote to Promulgate Proposed Guideline Amendments in the Following Areas:

Body Armor
Public Corruption
Homicide/Assault
MANPADS
Miscellaneous Amendments

Public meeting materials are available at the Commission's website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission (202/502-4590).