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Senate Bill 0021

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB21 (Updated April 27, 2009 2:48 pm - DI 84)

Theft of metal. Expands the definition of "valuable metal", and removes the provision exempting valuable metal transactions under $100 from reporting requirements. Specifies that the term "valuable metal" does not apply to a beverage can. Requires a valuable metal dealer to photograph the person from whom the dealer purchases valuable metal and the valuable metal being purchased and to record the source of the valuable metal. Requires the superintendent of the state police to notify valuable metal dealers of valuable metals that are particularly susceptible to theft. Defines "key facility" and makes trespassing a Class D felony if it is committed on a facility belonging to a key facility or public utility. Raises theft and receiving stolen property to a Class C felony if the stolen property is a valuable metal taken from a key facility, public utility, railroad, or highway department and the absence of the metal creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to a person. Requires the law enforcement training board to adopt rules to provide, as part of the inservice training program for police officers, training concerning the theft of valuable metals and the regulation of valuable metal dealers. Makes a technical correction. Repeals obsolete provisions relating to the definition of valuable metals. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the sentencing policy study committee.)
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