Session of 2000
By Committee on Judiciary

10             AN  ACT concerning crimes and punishment; relating to theft; amending
11             K.S.A. 21-3701 and repealing the existing section.
13       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
14             Section  1. K.S.A. 21-3701 is hereby amended to read as follows: 21-
15       3701. (a) Theft is any of the following acts done with intent to deprive
16       the owner permanently of the possession, use or benefit of the owner's
17       property:
18             (1) Obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over property;
19             (2) obtaining by deception control over property;
20             (3) obtaining by threat control over property; or
21             (4) obtaining control over stolen property knowing the property to
22       have been stolen by another.
23             (b) (1) Theft of property of the value of $25,000 or more is a severity
24       level 7, nonperson felony.
25             (2) Theft of property of the value of at least $500 but less than
26       $25,000 or theft of property regardless of the value from three separate
27       mercantile establishments as part of the same act or transaction or in two
28       or more acts or transactions connected together or constituting parts of a
29       common scheme or course of conduct is a severity level 9, nonperson
30       felony.
31             (3) Theft of property of the value of less than $500 is a class A non-
32       person misdemeanor.
33             (4) Theft of property of the value of less than $500 is a severity level
34       9, nonperson felony if committed by a person who has, within five years
35       immediately preceding commission of the crime, been convicted of theft
36       two or more times. 
37       Sec.  2. K.S.A. 21-3701 is hereby repealed.
38        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
39       publication in the statute book.