AN ACT TO CREATE THE CRIMINAL OFFENSE OF INJURING, DESTROYING, REMOVING, VANDALIZING, OR TAMPERING WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: FIREFIGHTING MACHINERY, FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT, AN AMBULANCE, A RESCUE SQUAD EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES VEHICLE, OR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT. Enacted June 30, 2017. Effective December 1, 2017.
Summary date: Jul 3 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Mar 6 2017 - View summary
House Amendment #1 amends the 1st edition to revise the required intent for the misdemeanor in new GS 14160.3. Replaces the intent to temporarily or permanently prevent the useful operation of specified equipment with the intent to injure, destroy, remove, vandalize, or temper with, or otherwise intentionally interfere with, the operation of specified equipment.
Summary date: Feb 14 2017 - View summary
Enacts GS 14-160.3 to establish that it is a Class 1 misdemeanor if a person injures, destroys, removes, vandalizes, or tampers with or otherwise interferes with firefighting or emergency medical services machinery or equipment with the intent to temporarily or permanently prevent their useful operation. Applies to injury, destruction, removal, interference, and so forth with any machinery, apparatus, or equipment used by a fire department or the North Carolina Forest Services for fighting fires, protecting property, or protecting human life, and any ambulance as defined in GS 131E-155 or rescue squad emergency medical services vehicle, or any equipment or apparatus used for emergency medical services as defined in GS 131E-155. Effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.