(a) whenever a person serving a term of commitment imposed by a court in this state
is committed for another offense, the shorter term or shorter remaining term may not
be merged in the other term; and
(b) whenever a person under suspended sentence or on probation for an offense committed
in this state is sentenced for another offense, the period still to be served on suspended
sentence or probation may not be merged in any new sentence of commitment or probation.
(2) The court, whether or not it merges the sentences, shall immediately furnish each
of the other courts and the penal institutions in which the defendant is confined
under sentence with authenticated copies of its sentence, which must cite any sentence
that is merged.
(3) If an unexpired sentence is merged pursuant to subsection (1), the court that
imposed the sentence shall modify it in accordance with the effect of the merger.
(4) Separate sentences for two or more offenses must run consecutively unless the
court otherwise orders.
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