Title 63M Chapter 7 Section 404

Governor's Programs
Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse
Section 404
Purpose -- Duties.


63M-7-404.   Purpose -- Duties.

            The purpose of the commission shall be to develop guidelines and propose recommendations to the Legislature, the governor, and the Judicial Council about the sentencing and release of juvenile and adult offenders in order to:

            (1) respond to public comment;

            (2) relate sentencing practices and correctional resources;

            (3) increase equity in criminal sentencing;

            (4) better define responsibility in criminal sentencing; and

            (5) enhance the discretion of sentencing judges while preserving the role of the Board of Pardons and Parole and the Youth Parole Authority.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 382, 2008 General Session