CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire lawmaker wants to send a warning to people stealing from stone walls.

Democratic Rep. Judith Day of North Hampton says some people may not realize that stealing stones from walls is illegal. Day’s bill would eliminate a cap of $45 or less on penalties for stealing stones from walls.

No one spoke against the bill at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, but committee members say they expect to make some changes to it.

James Garvin, state architectural historian, said stealing stones also is a problem in parks.


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