Criminal Law and Procedure Review Commission

CREATION AND MANDATES

The Guam Criminal Law and Procedure Review Commission (the “Commission”) was created by I Liheslaturan Guåhan in Public Law 36-119 (enacted Nov. 9, 2022) to conduct the first complete review of Guam’s Criminal Codes of Guam and Criminal Procedure Codes since their creation by the 13th Guam Legislature in 1976. Under P.L. 36-119, the Commission exists as a division of the Supreme Court of Guam and receives administrative support from the Judiciary of Guam. The Commission is composed of 15 members representing the three branches of government, the Guam Bar Association (to include attorneys with prosecutorial and criminal defense experience), full-time and retired judicial officers, directors of government criminal justice and public safety agencies, and private individuals from community-based and public interest organizations relating to the criminal justice system. The Commission is Chaired by Superior Court Magistrate Judge Jonathan R. Quan and administered by a full-time Executive Director and one staffer.

Under its enabling statute, the Commission will conduct a comprehensive and systematic review of the Criminal and Correctional Code in Title 9 and the Criminal Procedure Code in Title 8 of the Guam Code Annotated (“GCA”) as well as criminal statutes throughout the GCA. Following its review, the Commission will recommend enactments, amendments, and repeals to I Liheslaturan Guåhan.

MEMBERS AND STAFF

Chairman: Magistrate Judge Jonathan R. Quan
Executive Director: Andrew Serge Quenga
Compiler of Laws: Geraldine A. Cepeda
Administrative Support Rennae Vanessa C. Meno

Subcommissions

Crimes Against Persons
Attorney Joseph B. McDonald, Chair
Attorney Christine Santos Tenorio
PDSC Executive Director Stephen Hattori (PDSC Deputy Director John Morrison, Designee)
GPD Chief Stephen Ignacio (L. T. Ron Taitano, Designee)
Attorney Sean E. Brown (Ex-officio, auxiliary)

Crimes Relating to Property
Attorney Phillip James Tydingco, Chair
Mr. Monty McDowell
Attorney F. Randall Cunliffe
Attorney William B. Brennan

Drug and Other Criminal Offenses
Hon. Maria T. Cenzon, Chair
Attorney Michael F. Phillips
DOC Director Fred E. Bordallo, Jr. (Maj. Antone F. Aguon, Designee)
Ms. Valerie Reyes
Compiler of Laws Geraldine A. Cepeda (Ex-officio)
Hon. Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson (Ex-officio, auxiliary)
Attorney Kathy F. Siguenza (Ex-officio, auxiliary)

Criminal Procedure
Hon. Anita A. Sukola, Chair
Attorney General Douglas Moylan (AAG Steven Coaty, Designee)
Executive Director Andrew Serge Quenga (Ex-officio)
PDSC Attorney Brian Eggleston (Ex-officio, auxiliary)
APD Attorney Leonardo Rapadas (Ex-officio, auxiliary)

MEETING NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CLRC Notice and Agenda of Meeting on June 13, 2024
GovGuam Public Notice Portal

MEETING AGENDAS AND PACKETS

Initial Planning and Organizational Meeting January 13, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting February 9, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting April 6, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting August 31, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting October 5, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting December 7, 2023.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting February 29, 2024.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting April 4, 2024.Agenda and Packet [see video here]
Plenary Meeting June 13, 2024.Agenda and Packet [see video here]

MEETING MINUTES

Plenary Meeting January 13, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting February 09, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting April 06, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting August 31, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting October 05, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting December 07, 2023 Minutes Approved
Plenary Meeting February 29, 2024 Minutes Approved

CONTACT US

Executive Director Andrew Serge Quenga aquenga@guamcourts.gov 671.475.3278
Administrative Support Rennae Vanessa C. Meno rmeno@guamcourts.gov 671.475.3252

CLRC REPORTS AND RESOURCES

Reports:
• CLRC 2023 First Quarter Report
• CLRC 2023 Second Quarter Report
• CLRC 2023 Third Quarter Report
• CLRC 2023 Fourth Quarter Report
• CLRC 2024 First Quarter Report

Resources:
• District of Columbia Criminal Code Reform Commission
• Hawaii Penal Code Review Committee Report
• Guam Code Annotated
• Massachusetts General Laws
• New Jersey General and Permanent Statutes
• Hawaii Penal Code