CRA President and CEO Rachel Otte Michelin spoke with KTVU Fox 2 about AB 2390, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and co-sponsored by CRA and California Hotel & Lodging Association. AB 2390 brings back aggregation while adding diversion programs and job training programs for a measured, balanced approach to solving serial retail theft.
Rachel: “Whenever you pass major policy via ballot initiative and you don’t go through the legislative process, there’s unintended consequences. One of the unintended consequences of Prop. 47 is that while we raised the threshold up to $950, we took away the ability to aggregate. Repeat offenders who understand the loophole in Prop. 47 are taking advantage of it because they know there is not going to be a consequence for that behavior.”