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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

-- Last revised 9/27/22 --

Meeting of the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

Email Notification of Meeting Materials | Prior Meeting Agendas


October 11 & 12, 2022
Video Conferencing


Pursuant to Government Code Section 11133 (added by 2022 Cal. Stat. ch. 48 (SB 189), § 20, on June 30, 2022), this meeting will be conducted entirely by Zoom teleconferencing. Members of the public may participate by joining the meeting link below.

  • Video Conferencing: click HERE.
  • Telephone: dial: US: +1 669 444 9171 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 719 359 4580 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 309 205 3325 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 386 347 5053 or +1 564 217 2000 or +1 646 931 3860 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592.
    Webinar ID: 818 7106 1684
The meeting will be recorded and will be uploaded to the Committee’s YouTube page, after the meeting has concluded.

For further information about the meeting, or to request notification of any schedule changes, contact Debora Larrabee at 530-752-3620 or dlarrabee@clrc.ca.gov.

October 11, 2022 -- 10:00am

  1. Bail, Pretrial Release, and Other Related Matters

    Overview and Panelist Materials
    Memorandum 2022-10 (to be provided)

  2. Discussion Panel 1: Perspectives from State Supreme Courts

    • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School

    • Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, New Jersey Supreme Court

    • Additional panelists to be confirmed.

  3. Presentation by Professor Sandra Susan Smith, Daniel & Florence Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice, Harvard Kennedy School and Director, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

  4. Discussion Panel 2: Data Overview

    • Stephanie Campos-Bui, Deputy Director, Policy Advocacy Clinic, Berkeley Law School

    • Irene Vidyanti, Senior Data Scientist, Los Angeles County Office of the CIO

    • Kate Weisburd, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

  5. Presentation by Kendra Zoller, Deputy Legislative Director, California Department of Insurance

  6. Discussion Panel 3: Perspectives from the Bench

    • Hon. J. Richard Couzens (Ret.)

    • Hon. Lisa Rodrigeuz, San Diego County Superior Court

    • Hon. Brett Alldredge, Tulare County Superior Court

    • Hon. George Eskin (Ret.)

  7. Presentation by Sue Burrell, Policy Director Emeritus, Pacific Juvenile Defender Center

  8. Discussion Panel 4: Perspectives from Practitioners

    • Ryan Couzens, Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney, Yolo County

    • Tiffanie Synnott, Supervising Public Defender, Sacramento County

    • Bill Armstrong, President, California Bail Agents Association

    • Additional panelists to be confirmed.

  9. Discussion Panel 5: Insights from Other Jurisdictions

    • Insha Rahman, Vice President, Advocacy and Partnerships, Vera Institute of Justice

    • Alison Shames, Director, Center for Effective Public Policy

    • Matt Alsdorf, Associate Director, Center for Effective Public Policy

October 12, 2022 -- 10:00am

  1. Administrative Matters

    Report of the Chair

    Draft Minutes of September 2022 Meeting
    Memorandum 2022-11 (to be provided)

  2. New Business

    The Committee will consider matters presented earlier in the meeting.

  3. Ongoing Business

    Updates on Ongoing Business
    Memorandum 2022-12 (to be provided)

  4. General Public Comment

    The public may address the Committee. The Chair may set reasonable limits on the time allowed for each person or group to speak.