BREAK OR ENTER PHARMACY/INCREASE PENALTY.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 212 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2019
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR BREAKING AND ENTERING A PHARMACY.
Intro. by Sasser, C. Smith, Murphy, Horn.

Status: Re-ref Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (Mar 13 2019)
H 212

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 13 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Makes changes to proposed GS 14-54.2 as follows. Adds controlled substance to the defined terms. Modifies the offenses created, now making it a Class D felony for any person who breaks or enters a pharmacy with the intent to commit a larceny of a controlled substance (previously, with the intent to commit the theft of opioids). Makes conforming changes to the additional Class F felony offense created for receiving or possessing controlled substances stolen during the breaking or entering of a pharmacy if the person knows or has reasonable grounds to believe the controlled substances were stolen. Makes clarifying changes and corrects the statutory reference in the forfeiture provision, clarifying that any interest a person has acquired or maintained in property obtained in violation of the statute is subject to forfeiture pursuant to the procedures set forth by GS 90-112 (forfeiture under the Controlled Substances Act; was, GS 18B-504, forfeiture under the ABC laws).


  • Summary date: Feb 27 2019 - More information

    Identical to S 151, filed 2/26/19.

    Enacts new GS 14-54.2 as follows. Makes it a Class D felony for any person who breaks or enters a pharmacy with the intent to commit the theft of opioids. Defines pharmacy. Additionally, makes it a Class F felony if a person receives or possesses any property that has been stolen during the commission of the breaking and entering of a pharmacy while knowing or having reasonable grounds to believe the property is stolen. Subjects anyone found in violation of the statute to property forfeiture pursuant to GS 18B-504. Effective December 1, 2019.


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