California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 835


Introduced by Assembly Member Gipson

February 26, 2015


An act to amend Section 523 of the Penal Code, relating to crime.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 835, as introduced, Gipson. Extortion.

Existing law makes a person who, with the intent to extort money or other property from another, sends or delivers to any person a letter or other writing expressing or implying a threat, as specified, punishable in the same manner as if that money or property were actually obtained by means of the threat.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes 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 1.  

Section 523 of the Penal Code is amended to
2read:

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523.  

begin deleteEvery end deletebegin insertA end insertperson who, with intent to extortbegin delete anyend delete money or
4other property from another, sends or delivers to any personbegin delete anyend delete
5begin insert aend insert letter or other writing, whether subscribed or not, expressing or
6implying, or adapted to imply,begin delete anyend deletebegin insert aend insert threatbegin delete such as isend deletebegin insert, asend insert specified
7in Section 519, is punishable in the same manner as ifbegin delete suchend deletebegin insert thatend insert
P2    1 money or property were actually obtained by means ofbegin delete suchend deletebegin insert theend insert
2 threat.



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