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Introduced Version House Bill 2317 History

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H. B. 2317


(By Delegate R. M. Thompson)
[Introduced February 14, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-17, relating to the larceny of equipment from a municipal or voluntary fire department; making the offense a felony regardless of the value of equipment; and providing criminal penalty.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §61-3-17
, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.

§61-3-17. Larceny of equipment of municipal or voluntary fire department; penalty.
Any person who unlawfully takes and carries away or converts to his or her own use any equipment from a municipal or voluntary fire department is guilty of the larceny of that equipment, which is a felony regardless of the value of the equipment and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned in a state correctional facility not less than one nor more than five years, or both fined and imprisoned.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make larceny of any equipment from a municipal or voluntary fire department a felony.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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