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HB 0954 - Crimes and offenses; provide for the crime of theft by possession of stolen mail

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Bonnie Rich
Last Action: 3/5/2020 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 954 amends Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 16 of the OCGA to provide for definitions and penalties for stolen mail. A person who steals mail from at least three different mailboxes/addresses or possesses ten or more pieces of stolen mail shall be guilty of a theft crime. A person who takes another person’s sealed articles without permission from the immediate vicinity of a residence shall be guilt of porch piracy. Violators shall be guilty of a felony and serve a 1 to 5-year prison term.

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