The Commission received comment on proposed priorities for the 2018 - 2019 amendment year (ending May 1, 2019).
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The Commission has proposed priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2019 and has requested public comment.
Public comment should be received by the Commission on or before August 10, 2018.
The Commission has finalized priorities for the amendment cycle ending May 1, 2019.
A public meeting of the Commission was held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission.
The meeting was streamed live. A video recording is available.