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6 LONG TITLE
7 General Description:
8 This bill increases the penalty for theft of mail valued at less than $300.
9 Highlighted Provisions:
10 This bill:
11 . increases the penalty for theft of mail with a value less than $300, or with value that
12 cannot be ascertained, from a class B to a class A misdemeanor.
13 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
15 Other Special Clauses:
17 Utah Code Sections Affected:
19 76-6-1003, as enacted by Chapter 87, Laws of Utah 1998
21 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
22 Section 1. Section 76-6-1003 is amended to read:
23 76-6-1003. Mail theft -- Penalties.
24 (1) A person commits the crime of mail theft if the person:
25 (a) knowingly, and with the intent to deprive another:
26 (i) takes, destroys, hides, or embezzles mail; or
27 (ii) obtains any mail by fraud or deception; or
28 (b) buys, receives, conceals, or possesses mail and knows or reasonably should have
29 known that the mail was unlawfully taken or obtained.
30 (2) Mail theft is a:
31 (a) felony of the second degree if the value of the mail is or exceeds $5,000;
32 (b) felony of the third degree if the value of the mail is or exceeds $1,000, but is less
33 than $5,000 in value; and
34 (c) class A misdemeanor if the value of the mail is [
35 $1,000 in value[
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-29-04 7:59 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.