Notice from November 4-5, 2003

October 23, 2003

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

Pursuant to Rules 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 - Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 9:00 a.m., and

(2) Public Meeting - Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 9:30 a.m.

The public hearing on November 4 will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Judicial Conference Center, South Lobby, Ground Floor. The U.S. Sentencing Commission’s Advisory Group on Native American Sentencing Issues will present its findings and recommendations. It is expected that the public hearing will last approximately one hour.

The public meeting on November 5 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 thirty minutes. The purpose of the public meeting is for the Commission to conduct the business detailed in the following agenda:

Report of the Chair
Report of the Staff Director
Minutes
Vote on Retroactivity of Amendments
Vote to Publish Proposed Amendments to USSG Chapter Eight

Updated information on Commission activities can be obtained on our website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission’s public affairs office (202/502-4590).

UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION
NATIVE AMERICAN ADVISORY GROUP
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Washington, DC

Public Hearing Transcript

Introductory Remarks:

DIANA MURPHY
Chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission

Introduction of Group Membership and Charge; Introduction of Subcommittee Chairs:

LAWRENCE L. PIERSOL
Chair, Native American Advisory Group

Presentation of Final Report:

CELIA RUMANN
Chair, Drafting Subcommittee

Presentation of Findings and Recommendations Regarding Sexual Offenses:

TOM PECKHAM
Chair, Sexual Offenses Subcommittee

Presentation of Findings and Recommendations Regarding Assault Offenses:

TRACY TOULOU
Chair, Assault Subcommittee

Presentation of Findings and Recommendations Regarding Murder/Manslaughter Offenses:

DIANE HUMETEWA and MARLYS PECORA
Members, Murder/Manslaughter Subcommittee





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