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Penal Code - PEN

PART 2. OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [681 - 1620]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 3. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REGARDING CRIMINAL PROCEDURE [777 - 883]

  ( Heading of Title 3 amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1674. )
  

CHAPTER 5B. Interstate Jurisdiction [853.1 - 853.4]

  ( Heading of Chapter 5B amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 526, Sec. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 2. California-Nevada Compact for Jurisdiction on Interstate Waters [853.3 - 853.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 526, Sec. 5. )

  
853.4.  

(a) As used in this compact, unless the context otherwise requires, “party state” means a state that has enacted this compact.

(b) If conduct is prohibited by the party states, courts and law enforcement officers in either state who have jurisdiction over criminal offenses committed in a county where Lake Tahoe or Topaz Lake forms a common interstate boundary have concurrent jurisdiction to arrest, prosecute, and try offenders for the prohibited conduct committed anywhere on the body of water forming a boundary between the two states.

(c) This section applies only to those crimes that are established in common between the States of Nevada and California, and an acquittal or conviction and sentence by one state shall bar a prosecution for the same act or omission by the other.

(d) This compact does not authorize any conduct prohibited by a party state.

(e) This compact shall become operative when ratified by law by the party states and shall remain in full force and effect so long as the provisions of this compact, as ratified by the State of Nevada, remain substantively the same as the provisions of this compact, as ratified by this section. This compact may be amended in the same manner as is required for it to become operative.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 526, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996. [Note: This section constitutes the primary text of the California-Nevada Compact for Jurisdiction on Interstate Waters, with subd. (e) providing for its operation and amendment. Section 853.3 provides for ratification of the compact.])