Bill Text: WV HB2602 | 2020 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Including possession of known stolen property in the offense of receiving or transferring stolen property

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Enrolled) 2020-02-18 - To Governor 2/18/20 [HB2602 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2020-HB2602-Enrolled.html

WEST virginia legislature

2020 regular session

ENROLLED

Committee Substitute

for

House Bill 2602

By Delegates Miller, Canestraro, N. Brown,

D. Kelly, Foster and Steele

[Passed February 13, 2020; in effect ninety days from passage.]


 

AN ACT to amend and reenact §61-3-18 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to criminalizing possession of property when a person  knows or has reason to know it is stolen; making possession of stolen property larceny; and clarifying that possession of stolen property while acting in cooperation with law enforcement or at law enforcement’s request is not a crime.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


ARTICLE 3. CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY.


§61-3-18. Receiving or transferring stolen goods.


If any person buys or receives from another person, or aids in concealing, or transfers to a person other than the owner thereof, or possesses any stolen goods or other thing of value, which he or she knows or has reason to believe has been stolen, that person is guilty of the larceny thereof, and may be prosecuted although the principal offender has not been convicted: Provided, That possession of stolen goods while acting at the request of law enforcement or in cooperation with law enforcement does not constitute a violation of this section.



The Joint Committee on Enrolled Bills hereby certifies that the foregoing bill is correctly enrolled.

 

 

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        Chairman, House Committee

 

 

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                             Chairman, Senate Committee

                                                   

 

Originating in the House.

 

In effect ninety days from passage.

 

 

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                  Clerk of the House of Delegates

 

 

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                                                   Clerk of the Senate

 

 

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                                                   Speaker of the House of Delegates

 

 

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                                                                                     President of the Senate

 

 

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                                                                                                Governor

 

 

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