"Reader-Friendly" Amendments

2014

This compilation contains unofficial text of final amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines submitted to Congress on April 30, 2014, effective November 1, 2014. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments will appear in the January 17, 2014, edition of the Federal Register. Written public comment should be received by the Commission not later than March 18, 2014, and should be sent to the Commission by electronic mail or regular mail. The email address for public comment is Public_Comment@ussc.gov.

2013

This compilation contains unofficial text of final amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines submitted to Congress on April 30, 2013, effective November 1, 2013. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments will appear in the January 18, 2013, edition of the Federal Register.

2012

This compilation contains unofficial text of final amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines submitted to Congress on April 30, 2012, effective November 1, 2012. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

(January 19, 2012) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments will appear in the January 19, 2012, edition of the Federal Register.

2011

This compilation is an unofficial "reader-friendly" version of the amendment to policy statement §1B1.10 (Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range) (Policy Statement), as promulgated by the Commission on June 30, 2011. Official text of the amendment will be posted on the Commission's website and can be found in a forthcoming edition of the Federal Register. The official text of the amendment also will be incorporated into a forthcoming supplement to the Guidelines Manual.

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments submitted to Congress on April 28, 2011, effective November 1, 2011. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

(January 19, 2011) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary, and is provided only for the convenience of the user in preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments appears in the January 19, 2011 edition of the Federal Register.

2010

This compilation is a "reader-friendly" version of the emergency, temporary amendment promulgated by the Commission on October 15, 2010, in response to the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Official text of the amendment is posted on the Commission's website and can be found in a forthcoming edition of the Federal Register. The official text of the amendment also will be incorporated into a forthcoming supplement to the Guidelines Manual.

This amendment takes effect November 1, 2010, and applies to §§2D1.1, 2D1.14, 2D2.1, 2K2.4, 3B1.4, and 3C1.1, as set forth in the 2010 Guidelines Manual (green with white lettering). Those guidelines (as amended by this amendment), together with the rest of the 2010 Guidelines Manual, will constitute the operative Guidelines Manual effective November 1, 2010.

This compilation contains unofficial text of the proposed emergency temporary amendment and issues for comment implementing the statutory changes regarding crack cocaine offenses and directives regarding drug trafficking offenses generally set forth in the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (Pub. L. No. 111-220). Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments submitted to Congress on April 29, 2010, effective November 1, 2010. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

(January 21, 2010) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary, and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments appear in the January 21, 2010, edition of the Federal Register.

2009

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2009, effective November 1, 2009. Official text will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

(January 27, 2009) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines, policy statements, and commentary, and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments will appear in the January 27, 2009, edition of the Federal Register.

2008

This compilation contains unofficial text of (A) amendments effective May 1, 2008, and (B) amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2008, effective November 1, 2008. Official text of Part A can be found in the Federal Register at 73 FR 23521, and official text of Part B will appear in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register.

On April 16, 2008, the Commission voted to amend the commentary to §2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting, or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) to revise the manner in which combined offense levels are determined in cases involving cocaine base ("crack cocaine") and one or more other controlled substance. The Commission also voted to amend §1B1.10 [Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)] to provide retroactive effect to the amendment to §2D1.1. A reader-friendly version of these amendments is accessible through this link. Official text of the amendments will be posted on the Commission's website at www.ussc.gov and incorporated into a forthcoming supplement to the Guidelines Manual.

On December 11, 2007, the Commission voted to give retroactive effect to the recent crack cocaine amendment and adopted other modifications to the policy statement covering retroactivity. This reader-friendly text combines the text of the two amendments to policy statement §1B1.10 [Reduction in Term of Imprisonment as a Result of Amended Guideline Range (Policy Statement)] and shows §1B1.10 as it will appear in a forthcoming supplement to the Guidelines Manual. Official text of the amendments will be posted on the Commission's website at www.ussc.gov and can be found in a forthcoming edition of the Federal Register.

The amendments incorporated into this reader-friendly version of §1B1.10 do not take effect until March 3, 2008. Until that date, the court should apply §1B1.10 as it exists in the Guidelines Manual effective November 1, 2007.

2007

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user. Official text of the amendments can be found in a forthcoming edition of the Federal Register.

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user. Official text of the amendments can be found in the January 30, 2007, edition of the Federal Register (72 FR 4372).

2006

(May 18, 2006) This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user. Official text of the amendments can be found on the Commission's website and in the May 15, 2006, edition of the Federal Register (71 FR 28063).

This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments will appear in the January 27, 2006, Federal Register.

2004

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments to the sentencing guidelines submitted to Congress on April 30, 2004, and is provided only for the convenience of the user. Official text of these amendments is available on the Commission’s web site and will be published in a future edition of the Federal Register.

This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments can be found in the December 30, 2003 Federal Register (68 Fed. Reg. 75339) and in the edition of the Federal Register that will be published on January 14, 2004.

2003

Prepared by the Office of Special Counsel, United States Sentencing Commission. This compilation contains unofficial text of (A) amendments (1) made directly by the PROTECT Act, Pub. L. 108-21, effective April 30, 2003, and (2) promulgated pursuant to the PROTECT Act, effective May 30, 2003; and (B) amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2003, effective November 1, 2003 (unless modified or rejected by Congress). Official text of the amendments can be found on the Commission's web site and will appear in a future edition of the Federal Register.

2002

(December 20, 2002) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments can be found in the November 27, 2002 Federal Register (67 Fed. Reg. 70999) and the December 18, 2002 Federal Register (67 Fed. Reg. 77532).

(May 1, 2002) This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2001. It is presented in context to facilitate its reading. Absent congressional action, these amendments will take effect November 1, 2001. Official text of the amendments can be found on the Commission's web site and will appear in a future edition of the Federal Register.

(November 27, 2001 and January 17, 2002) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments can be found in the Federal Register, November 27, 2001(66 Fed. Reg. 59330-59340) and January 17, 2002 (67 Fed. Reg. 2456-2475).

2001

This compilation contains unofficial text of amendments submitted to Congress on May 1, 2001. It is presented in context to facilitate its reading. Absent congressional action, these amendments will take effect November 1, 2001. Official text of the amendments can be found on the Commission's web site and will appear in a future edition of the Federal Register.

"Reader-Friendly" Version of 2001 Proposed Amendments to the Sentencing Guidelines. (January 24, 2001) This document is presented in two volumes:

(November 27, 2001) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments can be found in the Federal Register, November 27, 2001(66 Fed. Reg. 59330-59340).

(January 24, 2001) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments was published in the Federal Register, November 7, 2000.

(January 24, 2001) This compilation contains unofficial text of proposed amendments to the sentencing guidelines and is provided only for the convenience of the user in the preparation of public comment. Official text of the proposed amendments was published in the Federal Register, January 26, 2001.

2000

(May 1, 2000) This version of the 2000 amendments sent to Congress is presented in context to facilitate its reading. Absent congressional action, these amendments will take effect November 1, 2000.

1999

(January 28, 1999) Proposed amendments and issues for comment as published in the Federal Register on November 30, 1998, in a reader-friendly format.

1998

(May 1, 1998) This version of the 1998 amendments sent to Congress is presented in context to facilitate its reading. Absent congressional action, these amendments will take effect November 1, 1998.

(January 14, 1998) This document presents for public comment proposed amendments to the guidelines, for the 1997-98 amendment cycle. Official text of the proposed amendments can be found in the January 6, 1998, edition of the Federal Register (Vol.63, No.3, Part II).