AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR BREAKING AND ENTERING A PHARMACY. Enacted June 21, 2019. Effective December 1, 2019.
Bill Summaries: S151 BREAK OR ENTER PHARMACY/INCREASE PENALTY.
Summary date: Jun 21 2019 - View Summary
Summary date: Mar 18 2019 - View Summary
Senate amendment #1 amends the 2nd edition, modifying proposed GS 14-54.2 to make it a Class E felony rather than a Class D felony to break or enter a pharmacy with the intent to commit a larceny of a controlled substance.
Bill S 151Summary date: Mar 12 2019 - View Summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends proposed GS 14-54.2 as follows. Extends the Class D felony to any person who breaks or enters a pharmacy with the intent to commit a larceny of a controlled substance (was, with the intent to commit the theft of opioids). Defines controlled substance. Amends the forfeiture provision so it applies to any interest a person has acquired or maintained in property obtained in violation of the statute and makes it subject to the procedures set out in GS 90-112 (was, GS 18B-504).
Summary date: Feb 26 2019 - View Summary
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.