senate Bill S6956A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the prevention of organized retail crime

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 18, 2012 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 6956a
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.926
Apr 16, 2012 referred to consumer protection

Co-Sponsors

S6956 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10328A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §155.30, Pen L

S6956 - Summary

Relates to the prevention of organized retail crime.

S6956 - Sponsor Memo

S6956 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6956

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law and the penal law, in  relation
  to the prevention of organized retail crime

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new article
29-BB to read as follows:

                              ARTICLE 29-BB
                  PREVENTION OF ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME

SECTION 527.   LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS.
        527-A. ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME.
        527-B. ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT WITH AGGREGATE VALUE OF ONE  THOU-
                 SAND DOLLARS OR MORE.

  S  527.  LEGISLATIVE  FINDINGS AND DETERMINATIONS. (A) THE LEGISLATURE
FINDS AND DETERMINES THAT ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME IS A DISTURBING  CRIMI-
NAL  ENTERPRISE  THAT  INVOLVES  THE LARGE SCALE THEFT OF CONSUMER ITEMS
FROM RETAIL COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. SUCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HAS  BROAD
AND DETRIMENTAL IMPLICATIONS FOR NEW YORK, ITS BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS,
AND  ADVERSELY  AFFECTS  THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE OF ALL CITIZENS.
ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME IS UNDERTAKEN  BY  PROFESSIONAL  SHOPLIFTERS  WHO
STEAL  OR FRAUDULENTLY OBTAIN MERCHANDISE WITH THE INTENT TO RESELL SUCH
ITEMS TO INDIVIDUALS OR COMMERCIAL MARKETPLACES.
  (B) THE LEGISLATURE FURTHER  FINDS  AND  DECLARES  THAT  THE  ECONOMIC
IMPACT  OF  ORGANIZED  RETAIL CRIME EXTENDS FAR BEYOND THE MANUFACTURING
AND RETAIL INDUSTRY, AND INCLUDES COSTS AND INCONVENIENCES  INCURRED  BY
CONSUMERS,  A  REDUCTION  IN  POTENTIAL  COMMERCIAL  EMPLOYMENT  AND JOB
GROWTH, AND A LOSS OF SALES TAX REVENUE FOR THE STATE  AND  ITS  LOCALI-
TIES.  THE  SCOPE,  SIZE  AND SOPHISTICATION OF LOSS PREVENTION MEASURES
DEPLOYED BY RETAILERS TO PREVENT SUCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY  ARE  ULTIMATELY
BORNE BY CONSUMERS IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PRICES OF RETAIL GOODS, AND THE

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

Co-Sponsors

S6956A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10328A
Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §155.30, Pen L

S6956A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the prevention of organized retail crime.

S6956A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6956A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6956--A
    Cal. No. 926

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ZELDIN, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Consumer
  Protection -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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 THIRTY 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.
                                                           LBD15354-02-2

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