Ellie Taylor

A man in a mask faces rows of refrigeration units in an aisle at a supermarket. The units contain food.

House Judiciary Committee delays bill to enhance penalties for retail theft

BY: - April 28, 2023

A bill increasing penalties for theft stalled in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday after several members expressed concerns over potential unintended consequences. HB 288, sponsored by Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, was sent to a subcommittee to address the issues. The bill would create a new crime of retail theft, defined generally as any attempt by […]