SB 1143 Creates crimes relating to motor vehicles
LR Number:2836S.01I Fiscal Note:2836-01
Last Action:02/10/04 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SB 1143 - This act creates the crime of motor vehicle theft if a person appropriates a motor vehicle of another with the purpose to deprive him or her of it, without consent or by means of deceit or coercion. Motor vehicle theft is a Class C felony.

This act creates the crime of carjacking when a person obtains unauthorized possession or control of a motor vehicle from another individual in actual possession by intimidation, force or threat of force. Carjacking is a Class B felony.

This act creates the crime of unauthorized use of a vehicle if a person knowingly takes, operates, exercises control over, rides in, or otherwise uses a vehicle without the consent of the owner or has custody of the vehicle pursuant to an agreement with the owner of the vehicle and uses the vehicle in gross deviation from the agreed purpose. Violation of this provision is a Class A misdemeanor.

This act also creates the crime of tampering with a motor vehicle if a person knows that he or she does not have the consent of the owner and takes, operated, or otherwise uses a motor vehicle. The crime of tampering is a Class B misdemeanor. A second violation of this provision is a Class A misdemeanor. Third and subsequent violations are a Class D felony.

This act is identical to SB 584 (2003).