As previously noted, the United States Sentencing Commission conducted a public hearing on March 14, 2018 on this year’s proposed amendments. Our staff watched the hearing from beginning to end it suggests that it looks very promising to see several significant and beneficial changes this year. The Commission will vote by April 30, 2018 and submit the proposed amendments to Congress, If Congress does not veto them, they will go into effect on November 1, 2018. It is not yet clear if any of them will be applied retroactively and we will not know that until August 2018. Of course, if you have any questions or may need or assistance, please contact National Prison & Sentencing Consultants at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 615-696-6153.