BILL TO END MISSOURI SENTENCING ADVISORY COMMISSION PASSED IN HOUSE

On April 14, 2011, House Bill 257 (HB 257) was perfected and passed by the Missouri House of Representatives. HB 257 is designed to repeal the provisions regarding the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission (MoSAC). Recommended sentences made by MoSAC are often woefully inadequate in heinous cases, and an emphasis is placed on reducing prison sentences for budgetary reasons.  If the MoSAC is abolished, Courts would still be able to gather a pre-sentence investigation report about defendants before making a decision on an appropriate sentence.

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FULL TEXT OF HB 257 FOR ELIMINATION OF THE MOSAC