Promoting Fairer and more Uniform Sentencing Practice

PCS News


The PA Commission on Sentencing held meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, September 7-8, 2022.

Quarterly business meeting materials can be found here.
Policy meeting materials can be found here.

House Resolution 111 directed the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing to conduct a thorough and comprehensive study on the investigation, prosecution, and sentencing of violations of the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 (VUFA), and to report its findings and recommendations to the House of Representatives no later than June 30, 2022.  View report here.

The Commission convened a special meeting on July 28, 2022, via Zoom, during which the Commission provided notice of an executive session to be held prior to the Commission’s Quarterly Business Meeting on September 8, 2022. A recording of this portion of the meeting can be found here. The balance of the special meeting was used as a policy meeting to discuss sentencing guidelines proposals. Materials and recordings of the policy portion of the meeting are located here.