The Statute Review Subcommittee of the Commission on Sentencing will meet on August 29 starting at 9 a.m. in Room 172 of the Capitol. A tentative agenda and meeting materials are now available at the commission's website, www.leg.mt.gov/cos.
The Commission on Sentencing formed the subcommittee in June to review Montana's criminal statutes and, if necessary, make recommendations to the full commission for its consideration. Topics the subcommittee will consider at the August 29 meeting include mandatory minimums, persistent felony offender statutes, and criminal endangerment. The subcommittee will also consider recommendations to eliminate mandatory jail time for two nonviolent crimes and to reclassify certain traffic offenses, as well as review statutes that require treatment or counseling as part of a sentence.
The subcommittee members will take public comment during the meeting and before making any recommendations to the full commission.
The subcommittee meeting will be streamed live at www.leg.mt.gov and also be broadcast on Montana's public broadcasting station, TVMT. For more information about TVMT, please visit www.leg.mt.gov/tvmt.
Subcommittee members are Senator Wolken, Senator Hansen, Judge Gustafson, Sheriff Whitt, Commission Guzynski, Commissioner Ohman, and Commissioner Russell.
For more information about the Commission on Sentencing or the Statute Review Subcommittee, please visit the commission's website, www.leg.mt.gov/cos, or contact Rachel Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-444-5367.