Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety

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.

As of February 28, 2023, the Governor terminated the state's COVID-19 State of Emergency. Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices. Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available.

The Senate continues to welcome the public and provides access to both in-person and written participation for public comment. If you are unable to attend a hearing in person, written comments or testimony can be provided directly to the committees by emailing the committee or utilizing the Advocacy Portal.

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

  • Letters received after the above deadline will not be reflected in the analysis but will be accessible to members on the dais.
  • 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 must clearly indicate position: letters of support if amended will not be listed.

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

  • Using the Advocacy Portal by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon below.
  • If you wish to mail your letter it may be mailed to us at: Senate Public Safety Committee, Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street Room 545, Sacramento, CA 95814.
For information on how to submit a position letter please see the Advocacy Quick Reference Guide