AB 924, as amended, Bigelow. Grand theft.
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
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State-mandated local program: begin deleteno end delete.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 487 of the Penal Code is amended to
Grand theft is theft committed in any of the following
P3 1(a) When the money, labor, or real or personal property taken
2is of a value exceeding nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), except
3as provided in subdivision (b).
4(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), grand theft is committed
5in any of the following cases:
6(1) (A) When domestic fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or
7deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other
8farm crops are taken of a value exceeding two hundred fifty dollars
10(B) For the purposes of establishing that the value of domestic
11 fowls, avocados, olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits,
12vegetables, nuts, artichokes, or other farm crops under this
13paragraph exceeds two hundred fifty dollars ($250), that value
14may be shown by the presentation of credible evidence which
15establishes that on the day of the theft domestic fowls, avocados,
16olives, citrus or deciduous fruits, other fruits, vegetables, nuts,
17artichokes, or other farm crops of the same variety and weight
18exceeded two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in wholesale value.
19(2) When fish, shellfish, mollusks, crustaceans, kelp, algae, or
20other aquacultural products are taken from a commercial or
21research operation which is producing that product, of a value
22exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
23(3) Where the money, labor, or real or
personal property is taken
24by a servant, agent, or employee from his or her principal or
25employer and aggregates nine hundred fifty dollars ($950) or more
26in any 12 consecutive month period.
27(c) When the property is taken from the person of another.
28(d) When the property taken is any of the following:
29(1) A horse, mare, gelding, any bovine animal, any caprine
30animal, mule, jack, jenny, sheep, lamb, hog, sow, boar, gilt, barrow,
32(2) An automobile.
33(3) A firearm.
Grand theft is punishable as follows:
begin deleteWhen end deletethe grand theft involves the theft of a firearm, by
37imprisonment in the state prison for 16 months, two, or three years.
22 In all other cases, by imprisonment in a county jail not
23exceeding one year or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.