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Commission Adopts for Purpose of Public Comment: Amendment 4 and Sentence Risk Assessment Instrument

On March 16, 2017, the Commission on Sentencing adopted for purposes of public comment a proposed Amendment 4 to the 7th Edition Sentencing Guidelines and a proposed Sentence Risk Assessment Instrument.  Both were published in the PA Bulletin on April 8, 2017.  Public Hearings will be held:

  • Hollidaysburg       May 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m.
  • Greensburg         May 18 2017, 2:00 p.m.
  • Pittsburgh            May 19, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
  • Philadelphia         May 23, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
  • Harrisburg            May 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m.


Arrangements to testify may be made by contacting the Commission in advance of the hearing (Cathy Dittman at 814.863.5729 or  Written comments from persons or organizations not wishing to testify at one of the public hearings should be submitted no later than Friday, May 19, 2017 to:  Mark H. Bergstrom, Executive Director, PA Commission on Sentencing, PO Box 1200, State College, PA  16804-1200.

Next Quarterly Commission Meeting: September 14, 2017

The next quarterly Commission meeting will be held on September 14, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m.; a policy meeting precedes the quarterly meeting, beginning at 9:00 a.m..  Both are open to the public.  The meetings will be  held at the Commission's office in State College at 204 East Calder Way, 4th Floor.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Dittman at 814-863-2797 or