Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety

The Senate Committee on Public Safety meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4203
and also meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 3191.

♦ Committee Jurisdiction
Legislation amending the following: a) Evidence Code, relating to criminal procedure; b) Penal Code;
c) statutes of a penal nature not related closely to a subject included in another subdivision of this rule; and
d) legislation relating to the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Committee Website Teleconference Instructions:

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public.  All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate's website at https://senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal.  Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Please note:  In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service.

Senate Committee on Public Safety hearing call-in information for MAY 27th will be posted on Tuesday.

  • Phone  Access:  844-291-6364 

  • Access Code:  6226558

 

DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU

To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal, fax, and mail. 
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

Committee phone: (916) 651-4118

Consultants:

       Mary Kennedy: mary.kennedy@sen.ca.gov

       Gabe Caswell: gabriel.caswell@sen.ca.gov

       Stella Choe: stella.choe@sen.ca.gov

       Stephanie Jordan: stephanie.jordan@sen.ca.gov

       Nikki Scott: nikki.scott@sen.ca.gov

Committee Assistants:

      Sarah Loftin:  sarah.loftin@sen.ca.gov

      Zandra Chavez: zandra.chavez@sen.ca.gov

PLEASE REACH OUT SHOULD YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE COMMITTEE OFFICE.

 

For information on how to submit a position letter by using the advocacy portal please see the directions below:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter

Support and opposition letters are due by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday of the week prior to the hearing.

  • Letters must be on letterhead with signature and title of an official of the organization or designated representative.
  • Coalition letters must have logos, signatures, and titles for all organizations.
  • Letters of conditional support will not be listed on the analysis.
  • Letters must clearly indicate position (letters containing "concern" may not be listed).

Letters can also be sent to the Committee through any of the following ways:

  • Hand delivered to the Committee's Office, State Capitol Room 2031; 
  • Mailed to us at: Senate Public Safety Committee, State Capitol Room 2031, Sacramento, CA 95814; or,
  • Using the Advocacy Portal by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon above.

Members:

Senator Nancy Skinner (Chair)
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (Vice Chair)
Senator Steven Bradford
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Senator Mike Morrell
Senator Scott D. Wiener

Committee Address

Staff