Signs Livestock Theft Bill
Jerry Brown has signed the California Cattlemen’s Association-backed bill to
crack down on livestock thefts.
bill by Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (R-O’Neals) will devote as much as $5,000
from each fine to the state Bureau of Livestock Identification to bolster theft
this year, lawmakers removed a provision to allow prosecutors to seek jail time
for repeat offenders because concerns about prison overcrowding threatened to
stall the bill. The bill came as the state reported that 1,110 head of cattle
were stolen in California last year.
Western United Dairymen’s
California Dairy Industry Headline News, Capital Press)
Labels: Brown Signs Livestock Theft Bill, NEW CATTLE THEFT LAW