SB 1302 (Cannella R) Arson: commercial livestock farms.
Status: 2/24/2012-From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 25.
Digest: Existing law creates the crime of aggravated arson, and, in pertinent part, makes a person
guilty of that crime if he or she willfully, maliciously, deliberately, with premeditation, and with intent to
cause injury to a person or cause damage to a property under circumstances likely to produce injury
or damage, sets fire to or burns a structure, forest land, or property if one of specified aggravating
factors exist, including that the property damage or other losses exceed $6,500,000.
This bill would specify that an aggravating factor exists if the fire was set with the intent to disrupt the
commercial operations of a feedlot or livestock salesyard, and the fire caused damage in excess of
$100,000. Because this bill would expand the scope of a crime, the bill would impose a statemandated
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
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.