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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission Meeting Schedule for 2014


Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission (VCSC) holds 4 public meetings each year. 

For 2014 the tentative dates (they’ve been known to change them) are: 
  • Monday April 14, 2014
  • Monday June 9, 2014
  • Monday September 8, 2014
  • Wednesday November 5, 2014
The meetings begin at 10am and usually end by 12-noon. 

Members of the VCSC are http://www.vcsc.virginia.gov/about.html 

The VCSC staff  is tasked with legislative fiscal impact submissions for all proposed bills at the yearly General Assembly session. 6 out of 9 years "Sex Offender" Bills have been #1 for filed legislation that would result in money being needed if it became law in the Commonwealth.
 
    • In 2013 there were 52 Sex Offender (#1) and 39 Fraud/Larceny (#2) analyses.
    • In 2012 there were 71 Sex Offender (#1) and 29 Fraud/Larceny (#2) analyses.
    • In 2011 there were 47 Drug (#1), 29 Sex Offender (#2) and 19 Protective Order (#3) analyses.
    • In 2010 there were 27 Murder (#1), 16 Assault (#2), 16 Sex Offender (#3) and 13 Gangs (#4) analyses.
    • In 2009 there were 15 Sex Offender (#1) and 13 Weapons (#2) analyses.
    • In 2008 there were 53 Sex Offender (#1) and 29 Prisoner/Offender (#2) analyses.
    • In 2007 there were 68 Sex Offender (#1) and 30 Illegal Aliens (#2) analyses.
    • In 2006 there were 86 Sex Offender (#1) and 30 Drug (#2) analyses.
    • In 2005 there were 48 Drug (#1), 25 Computer Crimes (#2) this category would include Computer Solicitation of a Minor and Child Pornography Production, Possession and Distribution. In reality many of these analyses should be counted under Sex Offender, 23 for both Sex Offender (#3) and Firearms and 19 Gangs (#4) analyses.
Impact Analyses from Virginia General Assembly:
                                                               2013      2012         2011        2010      2009       2008       2007       2006      2005
Expansion or Clarification of Crime* 51.6%     63.2%        87.2%       66.7%      60.7%      45.4%       44.9%       39.0%      31.3%
New Crime*                                          42.9%     40.8%       26.5%        16.4%      32.5%      36.5%       33.1%        41.7%       37.9%
Mandatory Minimum*                          10.2%      17.7%        12.8%         3.4%         8.5%        2.3%        11.8%       10.4%         4.9%
Misdemeanor to a Felony*                    29.2%      17.3%        10.9%        11.1%         6.0%      15.8%       10.6%       16.1%        16.5%
Increase Felony Punishment*              7.1%        7.2%           2.8%         0%            0%          8.2%        12.2%        11.4%         7.4%