SB212 H JUD AM 3-8 #1

    The Committee on the Judiciary moves to amend the bill on page one, following the enacting section, by striking out the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof, the following language:


§61-3-49b. Disruption of communications and utilities services.

    (a) Any person who causes a disruption of communications services or public utility services by the theft or by intentionally damaging communications or public utility equipment and by such conduct causes a loss in the value of the property in an amount of two thousand five hundred dollars or more, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to not more than two thousand hours of court-approved community service and fined not more than $10,000, or both.

    (b) As used in this section, communications and public utility equipment includes but is not limited to public safety communications towers and equipment, telephone lines, communications towers and tower equipment, radio towers and tower equipment, railroad and other industrial safety communication devices or systems, electric towers and equipment and electric transmission lines.