retail theft

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Alabama Senate passes bill creating crime of ‘retail theft’

BY: - May 11, 2023

The Alabama Senate Thursday approved a bill that creates harsher punishments for people convicted of stealing from retailers. SB 206, sponsored by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, creates a new crime of “retail theft” and makes some thefts felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Chambliss said on the floor of the Senate Thursday […]

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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 […]