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AB-1210 Crimes: package theft.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 540) is added to Title 13 of Part 1 of the Penal Code, to read:

CHAPTER  9. Unlawful Entry onto Property
540.
 (a) A person shall not enter the curtilage of a home with the intent to commit theft of a package shipped through the mail or delivered by a public or private carrier.
(b) For purposes of this section, “curtilage” means an area adjacent to or in the immediate area of the home, and to which the activity of home life extends, including, but not limited to, a porch, doorstep, patio, stoop, driveway, hallway, or enclosed yard.
(c) (1) If violations of this section are committed by a person acting in concert with one or more other persons, on two or more separate occasions within a 12-month period, and the aggregated value of the packages stolen or attempted to be stolen within that 12-month period exceeds nine hundred fifty dollars ($950), the offense is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(2) If a violation of this section is committed by a person acting in concert with one or more other persons, the offense is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
(3) Any other violation of this section that is not described in paragraph (1) or (2) is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six months or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both that fine and imprisonment.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.