Existing law provides that any person who feloniously steals, takes, or carries away the personal property of another, or who fraudulently appropriates property that has been entrusted to him or her, is guilty of theft. Existing law also provides that a person who, being a dealer in or collector of junk, metals, or secondhand materials, buys or receives any wire, cable, copper, lead, solder, mercury, iron, or brass that he or she knows or reasonably should know is ordinarily used by, or ordinarily belongs to, a railroad or other transportation, telephone, telegraph, gas, water, or electric light company or county, city, or city and county without using due diligence to ascertain that the person selling or delivering the same has a legal right to do so, is guilty of criminally receiving that property. Existing law establishes the Department of Justice, which is headed by the Attorney General and tasked with, among other things, representing California in criminal cases. This bill, on and after January 1, 2015, would require the Department of Justice to establish a Metal Theft Task Force Program to provide grants to applicant regional task forces for the purpose of providing local law enforcement and district attorneys with the tools necessary to successfully interdict the commission of metal theft and related metal recycling crimes. The bill, on and after January 1, 2015, would establish the Metal Theft Task Force Fund, to be administered by the department, and, upon appropriation by the Legislature, would make moneys in the fund available for the purposes of the program. The bill would require the department to regularly review the program and report to the Governor and the Legislature, and would specify that the program not be implemented until the Department of Finance determines that sufficient funding has been deposited in the Metal Theft Task Force Fund to implement the program and funds have been made available upon appropriation by the Legislature. This bill would also state findings and declarations of the Legislature relative to metal theft and the intent of the Legislature to provide local law enforcement with the tools to interdict metal theft and related metal recycling crimes.
Last day to consider Governor's veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
Vetoed by Governor.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 25. Page 3064.)
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 1. Page 3130.).
Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 25. Page 3064.)
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 2240.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after September 11 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read second time and amended. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 30).
In committee: Placed on APPR. suspense file.
From committee: Do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (June 25).
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 77. Noes 1. Page 1811.)
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (May 24).
Read second time and amended. Ordered to second reading.
From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: to consent calendar. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 9). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 26.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/22/13 - Introduced|
|05/24/13 - Amended Assembly|
|07/02/13 - Amended Senate|
|09/03/13 - Amended Senate|
|09/16/13 - Enrolled|
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