Bill Text: CA SB24 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: Grand theft: cargo.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Passed) 2009-10-11 - Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 607, Statutes of 2009. [SB24 Detail]

Download: California-2009-SB24-Chaptered.html
BILL NUMBER: SB 24	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  607
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JUNE 11, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 1, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Oropeza
   (Coauthor: Senator DeSaulnier)
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Jeffries)

                        DECEMBER 1, 2008

   An act to amend Section 487h of the Penal Code, relating to theft.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 24, Oropeza. Grand theft: cargo.
   Existing law, until January 1, 2010, provides, subject to
exceptions, that every person who steals, takes, or carries away
cargo of another, as defined, when the cargo taken is of a value
exceeding $400, is guilty of grand theft.
   This bill would revise the above language to provide that every
person who steals, takes, or carries away cargo of another, if the
value of the cargo taken exceeds $950, except as specified, is guilty
of grand theft. The measure would also make these provisions
operative indefinitely.
   By extending the operation of an existing crime, this bill would
impose a state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 487h of the Penal Code is amended to read:
   487h.  (a) Every person who steals, takes, or carries away cargo
of another, if the cargo taken is of a value exceeding nine hundred
fifty dollars ($950), except as provided in Sections 487, 487a, and
487d, is guilty of grand theft.
   (b) For the purposes of this section, "cargo" means any goods,
wares, products, or manufactured merchandise that has been loaded
into a trailer, railcar, or cargo container, awaiting or in transit.
  SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.
                  
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