Assembly OKs livestock theft bill

By From page B1 | June 05, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, R-O’Neals, was successful in getting his livestock theft penalty legislation, Assembly Bill 924, out of the Assembly unanimously May 31. AB 924 now moves on for consideration by the Senate.

“With the passage of AB 924, California is one step closer to ensuring that people convicted of crime are properly punished,” Bigelow said.

AB 924 would establish a fine of up to $5,000 for anyone convicted of livestock theft. Proceeds collected from the fine would go to the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Bureau of Livestock Identification (BLID) to help bring closure to current open cases and to help combat future livestock theft.

Kirk Kimmerlshue

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