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Nevada Lawmakers Discuss Proposed Repeater Graffiti Penalty

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Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a proposed law that would create a felony-level offense for multiple graffiti convictions.

Republican Assemblyman Lynn Stewart presented Assembly Bill 244 on Monday to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The bill would require anyone with two or more convictions for graffiti offenses, including at least one that's a felony, to be automatically charged with a Class C felony. That charge carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.

Supporters said the measure would help combat repeat offenders who create significant costs for graffiti repair. Opponents said the measure created too strict a punishment for a non-violent crime.

The measure passed the Assembly on a mostly party-line vote of 24-18, with Democrats and Republican Assemblywoman Shelly Shelton opposing. (AP)

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