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Penalty For Burglary Of Firearms

Concerning the penalty for a person who commits burglary to acquire firearms, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Second degree burglary of firearms - penalty - appropriation. In current law, second degree burglary is a class 4 felony, but it is a class 3 felony under 2 specified circumstances. The act designates a third type of second degree burglary as a class 3 felony: that is, a burglary, the objective of which is the theft of one or more firearms or ammunition. The act also states that when a person is convicted of such a burglary, in addition to any other sentence, the court may require the person to pay a fine of at least $5,000 but not exceeding $750,000.

The act makes the required 5-year statutory appropriation.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details