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AB-1921 Unlawful entry of a vehicle.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 465 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

465.
 (a) A person who forcibly enters a vehicle, as defined in Section 670 of the Vehicle Code, with the intent to commit a theft therein is guilty of unlawful entry of a vehicle.
(b) Unlawful entry of a vehicle is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for a period not to exceed one year or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.
(c) As used in this section, forcible entry of a vehicle means the entry into a vehicle accomplished through either of the following means:
(1) Force that damages the exterior of the vehicle, including, but not limited to, breaking a window, cutting a convertible top, punching a lock, or prying open a door.
(2) Use of a tool or device that manipulates the locking mechanism, including, without limitation, a slim jim or other lockout tool, a shaved key, jiggler key, or lock pick, or an electronic device such as a signal extender.
(d) A person shall not be convicted for a violation of this section and Section 459 for the same act.
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.