theft http://kvpr.org en Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/livestock-theft-bill-advances-through-state-senate <div><p>Cattle rustling or crop raiding might seem like a relic of the Wild West, but in the San Joaquin Valley surrounding foothills, cattle theft is on the rise. So much so that it's inspired a new bill by a local legislator that passed the Senate earlier this week. Valley Public Radio’s Ezra Romero reports on the Livestock Theft Prevention Act.</p></div><p>A bill that would beef up fines for stealing livestock passed through the Senate Tuesday with unanimous, bi-partisan support. The bill would establish a $5,000 fine for anyone convicted of livestock theft.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:36:09 +0000 Ezra David Romero 21146 at http://kvpr.org Livestock Theft Bill Advances Through State Senate Fresno Hearing Seeks Solutions to Ag Metal Theft http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-hearing-seeks-solutions-ag-metal-theft <p>Agricultural metal theft continues to be a problem in the valley, and Sacramento lawmakers are paying attention. The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing today in Downtown Fresno searching for solutions.</p><p>Four years ago, the state legislature passed a bill by then Assembly member Tom Berryhill that aimed to crack down on the theft of metal from farmers. The bill required recyclers to keep detailed records on materials and sellers.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 22:15:46 +0000 Gabriela Ornelas 693 at http://kvpr.org