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Senate Bill No. 854

Public Act No. 03-201

AN ACT CONCERNING THEFT OF MOTOR FUEL.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 53a-119 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (17) as follows (Effective October 1, 2003):

(NEW) (17) Theft of motor fuel. A person is guilty of theft of motor fuel when such person (A) delivers or causes to be delivered motor fuel, as defined in section 14-327a, into the fuel tank of a vehicle or into a portable container, or into both, on the premises of a retail dealer, as defined in section 14-318, and (B) with the intent to appropriate such motor fuel to himself or a third person, leaves such premises without paying the purchase price for such motor fuel.

Approved July 9, 2003