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H.B. 169 Enrolled
This bill increases the penalty for theft of mail valued at less than $300.
. increases the penalty for theft of mail with a value less than $300, or with value that
cannot be ascertained, from a class B to a class A misdemeanor.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
76-6-1003, as enacted by Chapter 87, Laws of Utah 1998
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 76-6-1003 is amended to read:
76-6-1003. Mail theft -- Penalties.
(1) A person commits the crime of mail theft if the person:
(a) knowingly, and with the intent to deprive another:
(i) takes, destroys, hides, or embezzles mail; or
(ii) obtains any mail by fraud or deception; or
(b) buys, receives, conceals, or possesses mail and knows or reasonably should have
known that the mail was unlawfully taken or obtained.
(2) Mail theft is a:
(a) felony of the second degree if the value of the mail is or exceeds $5,000;
(b) felony of the third degree if the value of the mail is or exceeds $1,000, but is less than
$5,000 in value; and
(c) class A misdemeanor if the value of the mail is [
$1,000 in value[
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