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AB 150

February 17, 2016

AB 150 – Theft: Firearms
Melissa Melendez (R-67)

CRPA’s Position: Support

Summary: Existing law states that the theft of a firearm is grand theft, punishable as a felony by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years. The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, enacted by Proposition 47, as approved by the voters at the November 4, 2014, statewide general election, notwithstanding these provisions, instead requires the theft of property that does not exceed $950 to be considered petty theft, and makes the crime punishable as a misdemeanor, except in cases when the defendant has previously been convicted of one or more specified serious or violent felonies or an offense requiring registration as a sex offender. This bill would make the theft of a firearm grand theft in all cases, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years. This bill contains other related provisions and other existing laws.

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Introduced: 1/15/2015

Last Amend: 3/18/2015

Current Status: 1/22/2016-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(b)(2).

Location: 1/22/2016-A. Dead.

AB 150 – Theft: Firearms
Melissa Melendez (R-67)

CRPA’s Position: Support

Summary: Existing law states that the theft of a firearm is grand theft, punishable as a felony by imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, or 2 or 3 years.

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