|Public Release Date: September 15, 1995||No. 95-38|
The Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission operates under Minn. Stat. Chapter 244.09. The commission consists of 11 members representing both the criminal justice system and the public. It conducts ongoing research regarding sentencing guidelines and other matters relating to the improvement of the criminal justice system. The commission appoints the executive director who is responsible for directing the commission's professional staff in accordance with its policies. Ms. Debra L. Dailey is the current executive director of the commission.
The commission finances its operations through appropriations from the State of Minnesota. The commission's appropriations for fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995 were $254,000, $387,000, and $366,000, respectively.
Our audit scope focused on administrative expenditures for payroll, rent, and data processing from July 1, 1992, to June 30, 1995.
We concluded that the commission spent its state appropriations within its limits and statutory authority. The administrative expenditures were reasonable and in compliance with the commission's purposes. In addition, we concluded that the commission accurately paid, recorded, and retained documentation for payroll, rent, and data processing expenditures.