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Prevention Of Mail Theft

Concerning creating the crime of mail theft.
2020 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill criminalizes taking, holding, concealing, or destroying mail addressed to another person with the intent to defraud any person or deprive the person to whom the mail was addressed of the mail. The bill defines mail as a letter, postal card, package, bag, or any other article or thing contained therein, or other sealed article addressed to a person. A first violation is an unclassified misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation is an unclassified felony.

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




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