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Assembly Members Lackey and Wilk Introduce Bill to Fight Organized Crime and Protect Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Members Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) today introduced legislation to protect small businesses from shoplifting syndicates that are exploiting the reduced sentences enacted by Proposition 47. The reforms in Assembly Bill 2287 would allow prosecutors to use conspiracy laws to go after organized shoplifters, and charge individual thieves with felonies if they steal more …