A bill that would make it a felony to steal from a disaster area was approved Tuesday by the state House Judiciary Committee.
“This is the lowest life of a person,” said state Rep. Mark McBride, R-Moore, describing the contempt he felt for thieves who stole from the victims of last year’s Moore tornado.
The bill proposes a punishment of two to seven years in prison.
Senate Bill 2071 passed the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 9-7.
The state Senate previously approved the measure by a 36-1 vote. It now will go to the full House of Representatives for consideration.