Bill Status of HB5521 99th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-THEFT-RECYC METAL
Rep. Michael D. Unes and Jay Hoffman
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Creates the offense of theft of recyclable metal. Provides that a person commits theft of recyclable metal when, without the consent of the owner, he or she knowingly obtains or exerts control over property consisting of any recyclable metal as defined in the Recyclable Metal Purchase Registration Law that is manufactured, sold, or used for certain specified purposes. Provides that a person also commits theft of recyclable metal when he or she, in committing theft of recyclable metal, knowingly damages or destroys any property of another by removing or damaging recyclable metal components of that property. Provides differing criminal penalties depending on the value or type of the recyclable metal and where it was acquired.