CRIMES CODE (18 PA.C.S.) - GRADING OF THEFT OFFENSES
                 Act of Nov. 23, 2004, P.L. 953, No. 143              Cl. 18
                             Session of 2004
                               No. 2004-143

     HB 2655

                                  AN ACT

     Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
        Consolidated Statutes, further providing for grading of theft
        offenses.

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

        Section 1.  Section 3903(a) of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania
     Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
      § 3903.  Grading of theft offenses.
        (a)  Felony of the second degree.--Theft constitutes a felony
     of the second degree if:
            (1)  The offense is committed during a manmade disaster,
        a natural disaster or a war-caused disaster and constitutes a
        violation of section 3921 (relating to theft by unlawful
        taking or disposition), 3925 (relating to receiving stolen
        property), 3928 (relating to unauthorized use of automobiles
        and other vehicles) or 3929 (relating to retail theft).
            (2)  The property stolen is a firearm.
            (3)  In the case of theft by receiving stolen property,
        the property received, retained or disposed of is a firearm
        and the receiver is in the business of buying or selling
        stolen property.
            (4)  The property stolen is any amount of anhydrous
        ammonia.
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        Section 2.  This act shall take effect in 60 days.

     APPROVED--The 23rd day of November, A. D. 2004.

     EDWARD G. RENDELL