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Committee on Revision of the Penal Code

-- Last revised 10/4/21 --

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

July 13-14, 2021
Video Conferencing

July 13, 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please note: Attorney General Rob Bonta’s address to the Committee that was scheduled for the July 2021 meeting will be rescheduled for a future Committee meeting.

  1. Sentencing Practices in California and Related Matters Generally

    Overview and Panelist Materials
    Memorandum 2021-11 (7/9/21)
         Download PDF file: Memo
    First Supplement to Memorandum 2021-11 (7/12/21)
          Download PDF file: Memo

    NOTE: The materials presented by Justice Kline were supplemented after the meeting. The revised material can be found in the Second Supplement to Memorandum 2021-11 (10/4/21)

  2. Discussion Panel 1: California and National Sentencing History

    • Justice Anthony Kline

    • Professor Michael Tonry, University of Minnesota Law School

    • Professor John Pfaff, Fordham University School of Law

  3. Presentation by Jennifer Shaffer, Executive Officer, California Board of Parole Hearings

  4. Discussion Panel 2: Sentencing in Other States

    • Kelly Mitchell, Chair of the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Executive Director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

    • Marshall Thompson, Vice-Chair, Utah Board of Pardons and Parole, Former Director, Utah Sentencing Commission

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

    • Barbara R. Levine, Former Executive Director, Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending (Michigan), Former Commissioner of Michigan Criminal Justice Policy Commission

  5. Discussion Panel 3: Custodial Sentences and Community Reentry

    • Susan Burton, A New Way of Life

    • Doug Bond, Amity Foundation

    • Matt Cate, President, Cate Consulting, Former Secretary of the Dept of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Former Executive Director of the CA State Association of Counties

July 14, 2021 -- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  1. New Business

    The Committee will consider matters presented earlier in the meeting.

  2. Ongoing Business

    Updates on Staff Research
    Memorandum 2021-13 (7/9/21)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  3. Administrative Matters

    Report of the Chair

    Draft Minutes of June Meeting
    Memorandum 2021-12 (7/9/21)
         Download PDF file: Memo

  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.