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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

-- Last revised 5/16/22 --

Meeting of the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

Email Notification of Meeting Materials | Prior Meeting Agendas

May 17, 2022
California State Library, Stanley Mosk Library & Courts Building
Room 500
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA

Zoom Access to this meeting is available at the below link.

  • Video: click HERE.
  • Telephone: dial: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 301 715 8592. Webinar ID: 839 1159 2513
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

May 17, 2022 -- 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  1. Competency to Stand Trial and Related Matters

    Overview and Panelist Materials
    Memorandum 2022-04 (5/12/22)
         Download PDF file: Memo
    First Supplement to Memorandum 2020-04 (5/16/22)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  2. Presentation by Dr. Katherine Warburton, Medical Director, Department of State Hospitals

  3. Discussion Panel 1: Approaches to Competency to Stand Trial and Related Matters From Other States and Systems

    • Judge Steven Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge, Miami-Dade County Court

    • Judge Thomas M. Anderson, Nevada County Superior Court

    • Teresa Pasquini, co-author of Housing That Heals

    • Professor Daniel Murrie, University of Virginia’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy

    • Professor Neil Gowensmith, Associate Professor, University of Denver’s Forensic Institute for Research, Service, and Training

  4. Discussion Panel 2: Perspectives on Competency to Stand Trial and Related Matters From California Practitioners

    • Judge James N. Bianco, Los Angeles County Superior Court

    • Stephanie Regular, Chair of California Public Defender Association’s Mental Health and Civil Commitment Committee

    • Kim Pederson, Senior Attorney, Disability Rights California

    • Matthew Greco, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County

  5. Administrative Matters

    Report of the Chair

    Draft Minutes of February 2022 Meeting
    Memorandum 2022-05 (5/12/22)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  6. New Business

    The Committee will consider matters presented earlier in the meeting.

  7. Ongoing Business

    Updates on Ongoing Business
    Memorandum 2022-06 (5/12/22)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  8. 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.