Bill Summary for S 327 (2019-2020)

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May 2 2019

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 327 (Public) Filed Wednesday, March 20, 2019
AN ACT TO INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT FOR COMMITTING LARCENY OF TIMBER.
Intro. by McInnis, Sawyer, Burgin.

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Senate amendment #1 to the 2nd edition makes the following changes.

Modifies the proposed changes to GS 14-135 to add a qualification to the offense of larceny of timber by means of knowingly and willfully cutting down, injuring, or removing any timber owned by another person, to specify that the offense is limited to instances where the person did not have consent of the owner of the land or the owner of the timber or did not have a lawful easement running with the land. Modifies the proposed provisions regarding the offense of larceny of timber by nonpayment to the owner to refer to the owner of the timber rather than the owner of the land. Makes organizational and clarifying changes to the proposed restitution provisions. Adds that restitution must also include the cost incurred by the owner to determine the value of the timber. Requires the value of the timber as used in calculating restitution to be based on the stumpage rate of the timber. 

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