AB 1779

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 22, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

Theft: jurisdiction.

Bill Subjects

Theft Jurisdiction

Abstract

Existing law defines types of theft, including petty theft, grand theft, and shoplifting. Existing law also defines the crimes of robbery and burglary. Existing law sets forth specific rules relating to the jurisdiction for the prosecution of theft by fraud, organized retail theft, and receiving stolen property, including that the jurisdiction for prosecution includes the county where an offense involving the theft or receipt of the stolen merchandise occurred, the county in which the merchandise was recovered, or the county where any act was done by the defendant in instigating, procuring, promoting, or aiding or abetting in the commission of a theft offense or other qualifying offense. Existing law jurisdictionally limits prosecution of each of the above to criminal actions brought by the Attorney General. This bill would no longer limit the jurisdictional rules for the above crimes to criminal actions brought by the Attorney General. If a case is brought by someone other than the Attorney General and multiple offenses are committed by the same defendant in multiple jurisdictions, the bill would allow a criminal action to be brought in any of those jurisdictions subject to a hearing on consolidation of the offenses, as specified. The bill would require the prosecution to present written evidence at the hearing that all district attorneys in counties with jurisdiction over the offenses agree to the venue. The bill would require charged offenses from jurisdictions where there is not a written agreement from the district attorney to be returned to that jurisdiction.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Votes


Actions


Jun 11, 2024

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 11). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 29, 2024

Senate

Referred to Coms. on PUB S. and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on PUB S. and APPR.

May 22, 2024

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0.)

Apr 25, 2024

Assembly

Read third time and amended. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 11, 2024

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 10, 2024

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (April 9).

Assembly

Coauthors revised.

Mar 12, 2024

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 11, 2024

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Jan 16, 2024

Assembly

Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Jan 04, 2024

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 3.

Jan 03, 2024

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1779 HTML
01/03/24 - Introduced PDF
03/11/24 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/25/24 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/08/24- Assembly Public Safety PDF
04/12/24- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
04/26/24- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/05/24- Senate Public Safety PDF
06/14/24- Senate Appropriations PDF

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