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W.Va. Senate passes bill to give Division of Forestry power to enforce timber theft violations
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, February 6, 2014 1:50 PM EST
The West Virginia Senate unanimously approves a bill making it an offense to steal timber from state forests.
In addition to these criminal penalties, anyone convicted of timber theft would pay a $500 civil penalty to the Division of Forestry.
Senate Bill 353 has been passed to the House for action.