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The DC Code: § 22-303 Malicious burning, destruction, or injury of another's property.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever maliciously injures or breaks or destroys, or attempts to injure or break or destroy, by fire or otherwise, any public or private property, whether real or personal, not his or her own, of the value of $1,000 or more, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both, and if the property has some value shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than 180 days, or both.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-403. 1973 Ed., § 22-403. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 18-377 substituted "value of $1,000 or more" for "value of $200 or more"; and substituted "if the property has some value" for "if the value of the property be less than $ 200". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary amendment of section, see § 105(c) of the Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Emergency Amendment Act of 1994 (D.C. Act 10-255, June 22, 1994, 41 DCR 4286). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 507 of Public Safety Legislation Sixty-Day Layover Emergency Amendment Act of 2010 (D.C. Act 18-693, January 18, 2011, 58 DCR 640). For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 507 of Public Safety Legislation Sixty-Day Layover Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2011 (D.C. Act 19-45, April 20, 2011, 58 DCR 3701). Legislative History of Laws Law 10-119, the "Anti-Gender Discriminatory Language Criminal Offenses Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-332, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on February 1, 1994, and March 1, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on March 17, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-209 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10- 119 became effective on May 21, 1994. Law 10-151, the "Omnibus Criminal Justice Reform Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-98, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 29, 1994, and April 12, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 4, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-238 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 10-151 became effective on August 20, 1994. Law 18-377, the "Criminal Code Amendment Act of 2010", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 18-963, which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 7, 2010, and December 21, 2010, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 2, 2011, it was assigned Act No. 18-722 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 18-377 became effective on June 3, 2011. DC CODE § 22-303 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1327, ch. 854, § 848; Aug. 12, 1937, 50 Stat. 629, ch. 599; Nov. 8, 1965, 79 Stat. 1307, Pub. L. 89-347, § 1; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 2(e), 41 DCR 1639; Aug. 20, 1994, D.C. Law 10-151, § 105(c), 41 DCR 2608; June 3, 2011, D.C. Law 18-377, § 7, 58 DCR 1174.)