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 website and appeared the Federal Register.
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