HB498I-AUTO THEFT
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 498 -- Auto Theft

Sponsor:  Kratky

This bill changes the laws regarding the crimes of stealing,
tampering, and receiving stolen property.  The bill:

(1)  Requires the court to order restitution be paid to the
victim of tampering or auto theft, including the victim's
insurance deductible payment, towing and storage fees, and any
wages lost by the victim in prosecuting the offense;

(2)  Prohibits the court or the Board of Probation and Parole
from releasing a person early from probation or parole
if the person has failed to pay restitution;

(3)  Makes evidence of prior acts of tampering admissible to
prove the requisite knowledge or belief in a current tampering
case;

(4)  Makes tampering in the second degree a class C felony when
the person has a prior conviction for tampering in the first or
second degree, auto theft, or receiving stolen property;

(5)  Expands the crime of stealing to include obtaining control
over property or services under circumstances that a reasonable
person would know it was stolen and clarifies that the crime
occurs when undercover police are posing as the sellers of stolen
property; and

(6)  Makes auto theft a class B felony when the person has two
prior convictions for stealing-related offenses.

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Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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