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Buchanan bill toughens penalties for copper thieves, buyers
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on Jul 22, 2012
With copper thefts a growing problem in the area, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) that stiffens penalties for both buyer and sellers. The bill, AB 1971, makes it clear that the theft of copper -- along with stainless steel and aluminum -- from public property is an act of vandalism in addition to a theft.
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