Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

St. Paul, MN) -- A vote that could potentially change sentencing guidelines in Minnesota is being pushed back.  

The proposed change would get rid of the point system used for sentencing convicted criminals, which could result in shorter sentences for repeat offenders. After debate Thursday, the state's sentencing guidelines commission unanimously agreed to delay a vote on the proposal.  

So far, the suggested change has gotten pushback from Republican lawmakers.