CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S.) - AMEND CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
                 Act of Dec. 20, 1996, P.L. 1522, No. 198             Cl. 18
                             Session of 1996
                               No. 1996-198

     HB 2118

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
        Consolidated Statutes, further providing for criminal
        mischief.

        The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     hereby enacts as follows:

        Section 1.  Section 3304(b) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 3304.  Criminal mischief.
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        (b)  Grading.--Criminal mischief is a felony of the third
     degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss in
     excess of $5,000, or a substantial interruption or impairment of
     public communication, transportation, supply of water, gas or
     power, or other public service. It is a misdemeanor of the
     second degree if the actor intentionally causes pecuniary loss
     in excess of $1,000, or a misdemeanor of the third degree if he
     intentionally or recklessly causes pecuniary loss in excess of
     $500 or causes a loss in excess of $150 for a violation of
     subsection (a)(4). Otherwise criminal mischief is a summary
     offense.
        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 20th day of December, A. D. 1996.

     THOMAS J. RIDGE