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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

-- Last revised 9/15/20 --

Meeting of the Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

Email Notification of Meeting Materials | PDF Version (may not be as current) | Prior Meeting Agendas

September 17-18, 2020
Video Conferencing

Due to the ongoing health emergency, and consistent with Executive Order N-25-20 and Executive Order N-29-20, this meeting will be conducted entirely by Zoom teleconference.

Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting and address the Commission will need to join the meeting electronically, either through the Internet or by telephone. Details on how to join the meeting are provided below.

  • Video: click HERE. Password: 380642
  • Telephone: dial: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 312 626 6799 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

September 17, 2020 -- 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  1. Opening Remarks

      Governor Jerry Brown

  2. Sentence Enhancements and Related Matters Generally

      Overview and Panelist Materials
      Memorandum 2020-11 (9/10/20)
           Download PDF file: Memo
      First Supplement to Memorandum 2020-11 (9/10/20)
            Download PDF file: Memo

  3. Discussion Panel 1: Enhancements and Related Matters in General

    • Robert Weisberg, Edwin E. Huddleson, Jr. Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Director Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Law School

    • Jeff Rosen, District Attorney, Santa Clara County

    • Lisa Roth, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County

  4. Discussion Panel 2: Gang Enhancements

    • Lisa Romo, Director of Systemic Issues Litigation, Office of the State Public Defender

    • Sean Garcia-Leys, Civil Rights Attorney

    • Kevin Rooney, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, Violent Criminal Enterprise Unit, San Joaquin County

  5. Discussion Panel 3: Prison Issues

    • J. Vasquez, Participatory Defense & Policy Coordinator, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

    • Obed Gonzalez, California City Correctional Facility

    • Jared Lozano, Associate Director, High Security Mission, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

  6. 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.

September 18, 2020 -- 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  1. New Business

    The Committee will consider matters presented earlier in the meeting.

  2. Ongoing Business

    Alternatives to Incarceration and Short Sentences: Updates on Possible Recommendations
    Memorandum 2020-13 (9/14/20)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  3. Administrative Matters

    Report of Executive Director
    Oral Report. May include budget, personnel, contract, meeting schedule, attendance, or other current administrative matters.

    Draft Minutes of July Meeting
    Memorandum 2020-12 (9/10/20)
         Download PDF file: Memo