CA Assembly Bill 924

Law

State: California
Signed: October 07, 2013

Effective: January 01, 2014
Chapter: 618

Summary

AB 924 authorizes the Secretary of State to deny, suspend or revoke the commission of a Notary for grand theft of the carcass of cattle or other animals as provided in Penal Code Section 487a(a).

Affects

Adds Business and Professions Code Section 22449

Changes

Adds a violation of Penal Code Section 487a(a) to the grounds for which the Secretary of State may deny, suspend or revoke a Notary’s commission.

Analysis
Evidently, cattle theft in California has resulted in cattle farmers reporting losses exceeding $1,000,000 in the state last year. AB 924 adds a violation of Penal Code Section 487a(a) to the grounds for which the Secretary of State may deny, suspend or revoke the commission of a Notary. Penal Code Section 487a(a) provides: “Every person who shall feloniously steal, take, transport or carry the carcass of any bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, or suine animal or of any mule, jack or jenny, which is the personal property of another, or who shall fraudulently appropriate such property which has been entrusted to him, is guilty of grand theft.” Grand theft in punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for up to 1 year or as provided in Penal Code Section 1170.
 
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