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AB-1607 Public housing authority program: fraud.(2009-2010)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2009–2010 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1607


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Knight

January 07, 2010


An act to amend Section 487i of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1607, as introduced, Knight. Public housing authority program: fraud.
Existing law provides that anyone who defrauds a housing program of a public housing authority of more than $400 is guilty of grand theft.
This bill would provide, in addition, that any public housing authority may require that any application or document filed with the public housing authority be signed and submitted under penalty of perjury.
By expanding the crime of perjury, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 487i of the Penal Code is amended to read:

487i.
 (a) Any person who defrauds a housing program of a public housing authority of more than four hundred dollars ($400) is guilty of grand theft.
(b) Any public housing authority may require that any application or document filed with the public housing authority be signed and submitted under penalty of perjury.

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.