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HB 2039 Child pornography; discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints for possession.

Introduced by: Jackson H. Miller | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Discretionary sentencing guideline midpoints; possession of child pornography. Raises the midpoint of the recommended sentencing range for possession of child pornography by (i) 100 percent in cases in which the defendant has no previous conviction of a violent felony offense; (ii) 200 percent in cases in which the defendant has previously been convicted of a violent felony offense punishable by a maximum punishment of less than 40 years; and (iii) 400 percent in cases in which the defendant has previously been convicted of a violent felony offense punishable by a maximum punishment of 40 years or more. The bill also requires a court that imposes a sentence that is less than the midpoint of the sentencing guidelines to review all child pornography possessed by the defendant.


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