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Criminal Sentencing Commission

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  • Description: To develop discretionary sentencing guidelines to achieve the goals of certainty, consistency, and adequacy of punishment with due regard to the seriousness of the offense, the dangerousness of the offender, deterrence of individuals from committing criminal offenses,and the use of alternative sanctions, where appropriate.
  • Report Date: Annually
  • Staff Contact:

    Meredith Farrar-Owens,

All members appointed by Chair, House Committee for Courts of Justice. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Rae C. Cousins, Designee, Chairman, House Committee for Courts of Justice
All members appointed by By Statute. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable Scott A. Surovell, Chair, Senate Committee for Courts of Justice
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Marcus Elam Senate Committee on Rules Expires 06/30/2024
The Honorable Dennis L. Hupp Speaker of the House Expires 07/30/2024
K. Scott Miles Speaker of the House Expires 12/31/2025
Edward L. Hogshire, Chair Chief Justice, Virginia Supreme Court  
6 Judges or Justices Chief Justice, Virginia Supreme Court  
4 Citizens Governor  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
The Honorable Jason S. Miyares Attorney General
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 1 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 1 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 14
Max # Ex Officio: 1
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