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AB-1542 Theft: lost property.(2013-2014)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1542


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

January 23, 2014


An act to amend Section 485 of the Penal Code, relating to theft.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1542, as introduced, Waldron. Theft: lost property.
Existing law makes it a crime for a person who finds lost property under circumstances that give him or her knowledge of or means of inquiry as to the true owner, and who appropriates the property to his or her own use, or to the use of another person not entitled thereto, without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and to restore the property to him or her.
This bill would make a technical, nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 485 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

485.
 One Every person who finds lost property under circumstances which that give him or her knowledge of or means of inquiry as to the true owner, and who appropriates such the property to his or her own use, or to the use of another person not entitled thereto, without first making reasonable and just efforts to find the owner and to restore the property to him or her, is guilty of theft.