California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 924

Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

February 22, 2013

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


AB 924, as introduced, Bigelow. Grand theft.

Under existing law, grand theft is generally theft committed when the money, labor, or real or personal property taken is of a value exceeding $950, or when certain kinds of property are taken, including an automobile, a firearm, or certain specified domesticated animals.

This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 487 of the Penal Code is amended to



Grand theft is theft committed in any of the following

5(a) When the money, labor, or real or personal property taken
6is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), except
7as provided in subdivision (b).

8(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), grand theft is committed
9in any of the following cases:

P2    1(1) (A) When domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or
2deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other
3farm crops are taken of a value exceeding two hundred fifty dollars

5(B) For the purposes of establishing that the value of domestic
6 fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits,
7vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops under this
8paragraph exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250), that value
9may be shown by the presentation of credible evidence which
10establishes that on the day of the theft domestic fowls, avocados,
11olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts,
12artichokes, or other farm crops of the same variety and weight
13exceeded two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in wholesale value.

14(2) When fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, algae, or
15other aquacultural products are taken from a commercial or
16research operation which is producing that product, of a value
17exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250).

18(3) Where the money, labor, or real or personal property is taken
19by a servant, agent, or employee from his or her principal or
20employer and aggregates nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) or more
21in any 12 consecutive month period.

22(c) When the property is taken from the person of another.

23(d) When the property taken is any of the following:

24(1) begin deleteAn automobile, end deletebegin insertA end inserthorse, mare, gelding, any bovine animal,
25any caprine animal, mule, jack, jenny, sheep, lamb, hog, sow, boar,
26gilt, barrow, or pig.

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27(2) An automobile.

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29begin insert(3)end insert A firearm.