Wednesday, April 12, 2006

This just in from the Vermont Senate floor.......

The mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines in the Sexual Violence and Protection Act that many have demanded, has now passed the Senate by a 29-0 vote. This falls short of the 15-20 years that many had asked for, but it is seen as a solid comprimise. The initial bill called for a minimum of eight years for aggravated assault, but parts of, if not all of the sentence could be suspended. The final vote on the ammendment is expected by both the House and Senate tomorrow, but it is expected to pass.

2 comments:

Blog4 said...

It will be interesting to see if the Senate passes the Gas Tax.

How do you feel about a 4-cent increase while gasoline prices are rising?

Haik Bedrosian said...

I consider mandatory minimum sentencing an usurpation of judicial authority by the legislative branch and thus bad for democracy, however well intended.