GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2005-208
SENATE BILL 532
AN ACT to aggravate the penalty for the larceny, possession, or receiving of goods valued at more than three hundred dollars from a permitted construction site.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Article 16 of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
"§ 14‑72.6. Felonious larceny, possession, or receiving of stolen goods from a permitted construction site.
(a) A person is guilty of a Class I felony if he commits any of the following offenses, where the goods are valued in excess of three hundred dollars ($300.00) but less than one thousand dollars ($1,000):
(1) Larceny of goods from a permitted construction site.
(2) Possessing or receiving of stolen goods, with actual knowledge or having reasonable grounds to believe that the goods were stolen from a permitted construction site.
(b) As used in this section, a 'permitted construction site' is a site where a permit, license, or other authorization has been issued by the State or a local governmental entity for the placement of new construction or improvements to real property."
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2005, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date. Prosecutions for offenses committed before the effective date of this act are not abated or affected by this act, and the statutes that would be applicable but for this act remain applicable to those prosecutions.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 12th day of July, 2005.
s/ Beverly E. Perdue
President of the Senate
s/ James B. Black
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Michael F. Easley
Approved 1:56 p.m. this 20th day of July, 2005