Prior to 2013, general theft and theft of rental property were separate criminal offenses. In 2013, the general assembly amended the general theft offense to include theft of rental property. The bill reestablishes the specific criminal offense for the theft of rental property. Theft of rental property is classified based on the value of the thing involved in the theft in the same manner as property in a general theft offense. The bill requires the court to order a defendant convicted of theft of rental property, in addition to any other sentence imposed or restitution ordered, the defendant must to pay restitution for any lost revenue resulting from the deprivation of the rental property.
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(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)