senate Bill S2930

Relates to the prevention of organized retail crime

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 25 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 12 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 18 / Mar / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.216
  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 20 / Mar / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CODES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CODES

Summary

Relates to the prevention of organized retail crime.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4275
Versions:
S2930
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง155.30, Pen L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6956A, A10328A

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BILL NUMBER:S2930

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, in relation to the
prevention of organized retail crime

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill amends the penal law by
classifying organized retail crime as grand larceny in the fourth degree
under certain circumstances.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section One amends section 155.30 of the penal law by adding new subdi-
visions 12 and 13. Pursuant to section 12, grand larceny in the fourth
degree shall include the stealing of property from a retail mercantile
establishment when the aggregated value of price tags, sticker tags, or
otherwise advertised retail prices of such property exceeds one thousand
dollars. Subdivision 13 provides that the aggregate amount for grand
larceny in the fourth degree with regard to theft of retail merchandise
can be calculated by including property that is stolen over a sixty day
period by one or more persons working in association.

Section Two is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, organ-
ized retail theft is an industry that costs United States retailers
about $30 billion per year. Organized retail crime comprises a wide
spectrum of high-volume and highly organized theft rings that cost New
York retailers hundreds of millions of dollars annually and, more impor-
tantly, compromises the health, safety, and welfare of unsuspecting New
York consumers. For every item stolen, New York State and our local
governments lose out on sales tax revenue- again, adding up to millions
annually. Organized retail theft is the most serious security issue
facing many retail merchants, including apparel and accessory retailers,
mass merchandisers, do-it-yourself stores, drug stores, and supermar-
kets. It's a crime that has grown substantially over the past decade and
has continued to grow at unprecedented levels. Retailers are forced to
offset these significant costs through higher prices - meaning that
honest consumers are forced to endure the impact of organized retail
theft and professional shoplifters. The intelligent criminals engaged in
organized retail crime are aware of the monetary limitations under our
penal system and intentionally steal merchandise under these limits in
each store. This legislation would give law enforcement an additional
tool in curbing this form of organized crime.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6956A of 2012 Passed in the Senate/ A.10328A
Referred to Codes

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2930

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ZELDIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the prevention  of  organ-
  ized retail crime

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Section 155.30 of the penal law is amended by  adding  two
new subdivisions 12 and 13 to read as follows:
  12.  THE  PROPERTY IS STOLEN FROM A RETAIL MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT AS
DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN OF THE GENERAL BUSINESS LAW AND
THE AGGREGATED VALUE OF PRICE TAGS, STICKER TAGS,  OR  OTHERWISE  ADVER-
TISED RETAIL PRICES OF SUCH PROPERTY EXCEEDS ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  13.  THE  PROPERTY  IS STOLEN BY ONE PERSON, OR BY TWO OR MORE PERSONS
WORKING IN ASSOCIATION, FROM ONE OR  MORE  THAN  ONE  RETAIL  MERCANTILE
ESTABLISHMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN OF THE GENERAL
BUSINESS LAW WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIXTY DAYS OR LESS BETWEEN THE FIRST AND
SECOND  EPISODE, THE SECOND AND THIRD EPISODE, OR BETWEEN ANY SUCCEEDING
EPISODES, AND THE AGGREGATED VALUE OF PRICE  TAGS,  STICKER  PRICES,  OR
OTHERWISE ADVERTISED RETAIL PRICES OF SUCH PROPERTY EXCEEDS ONE THOUSAND
DOLLARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01062-02-3

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