The Commission on Sentencing is a joint legislative service agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Per the Senate and House Rules, joint committees of the Pennsylvania General Assembly are assigned by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker of the House. Vacancies in the joint committees are filled by the President Pro Tempore and by the Speaker.
See rules: Senate Resolution 3
See rules: House Resolution 1
||The Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing is charged to create and maintain a consistent and rational statewide sentencing policy through the adoption of guidelines that promote fairer and more uniform sentencing throughout the Commonwealth. The Commission collects data and information to systematically monitor and report on conformity to guidelines, advises and consults on policy and practices, and undertakes research and evaluation to determine the effectiveness of guidelines.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Commission on Sentencing Senate Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (1)||Republican members (1)|
|• Jay Costa||• Mary Jo White, Chair|
| Current members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
|House Speaker: Mike Turzai (R) • House Majority Leader: Dave Reed (R) • House Minority Leader: Frank Dermody (D)|
|Democratic (83) • Republican (119) • Vacancy (1) • Pennsylvania House of Representatives • Pennsylvania State Senate|