ASSEMBLY BILL 424 (CALDERON – 2006)
CHAPTER 10, STATUTES OF 2006 - AB 424
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Penal Code sections 530.5, 530.6 and 530.8 were amended in 2006 following legislative passage of Assembly Bill 424. (See Exhibit #1h) This bill was introduced on February 15, 2005 by Assembly member Ronald S. Calderon at the request of the Office of the Attorney General and the Los Angeles City Attorney. (See Exhibits #1a and #4, document AP-68)
Assembly Bill 424 was assigned to both the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance and both of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Senate Committee on Judiciary where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3, #5, #9, and #11) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Appropriations. (See Exhibits #7 and #12) Six amendments were made to Assembly Bill 424. (See Exhibits #1b through #1g and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill on February 24, 2006 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on February 25th as Chapter 10 of the Statutes of 2006. (See Exhibit #1h)
Assembly Bill 424 contained an urgency clause which caused the bill to go into immediate effect. The reason for this urgency can be found in section 5 of Chapter 10.
The Office of Senate Floor Analyses prepared a Third Reading analysis of Assembly Bill 424 as last amended on January 17, 2006 which described the provisions in this bill as follows:
DIGEST: This bill provides that “person” as used in the Penal Code identity theft provisions includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, company, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. This bill expands the definition of “personal identifying information” under the Penal Code to include “an equivalent [to those already provided] form of identification.”
(See Exhibit #13d, page 1)