PRIOR PRINTER'S NOS. 68, 2066
PRINTER'S NO. 3831
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY METCALFE, CLYMER, D. COSTA, COX, GILLEN, GROVE, C. HARRIS, HESS, KAUFFMAN, KORTZ, LONGIETTI, MILLARD, O'NEILL, PASHINSKI, PETRI, READSHAW, ROCK, SAYLOR, SWANGER, TOEPEL, WATSON, FREEMAN, R. MILLER, MULLERY, GABLER, FARRY, EVANKOVICH, TOOHIL, MARSHALL AND CALTAGIRONE, JANUARY 10, 2013
SENATOR GREENLEAF, JUDICIARY, IN SENATE, AS AMENDED, JUNE 24, 2014
1Amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania
2Consolidated Statutes, <-further providing for the offense of
3criminal trespass; defining the offense of theft of secondary
4metal; and prescribing penalties.
11§ 3503. Criminal trespass.
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13(b.1) Simple trespasser.--
5(iii) defacing or damaging the premises[.]; or
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13Section 2. Title 18 is amended by adding a section to read:
14§ 3935. Theft of secondary metal.
15(a) Offense defined.--A person commits the offense of theft
16of secondary metal if the person unlawfully takes or attempts to
17take possession of, carries away or exercises unlawful control
18over any secondary metal with intent to deprive the rightful
20(b) Grading.--Except as set forth in subsection (c):
30(4) When the value of the secondary metal unlawfully
3(c) Third or subsequent offenses.--An offense under this
4section constitutes a felony of the third degree when the
5offense is a third or subsequent offense, regardless of the
6value of the secondary metal. For purposes of this subsection, a
7first and second offense includes a conviction, acceptance of
8Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or other form of
9preliminary disposition before the sentencing on the present
10violation for an offense under this section or an offense under
11section 3921 (relating to theft by unlawful taking or
13(d) Definition.--As used in this section, the term
14"secondary metal" means wire, pipe or cable commonly used by
15communications, gas and electrical utilities and railroads and
16mass transit or commuter rail agencies, copper, aluminum or
17other metal, or a combination of metals, that is valuable for
18recycling or reuse as raw material.
19Section <-2 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.