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,
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
ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.
§61-3-17. Larceny of equipment of municipal or voluntary fire
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.