On February 15, 2012, Rep. Mark Barker and Sen. Linda Newell introduced HB 12-1304 – Concerning Measures to Prevent Organized Retail Theft. This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
If a person causes a fire or exit alarm to go off or deactivates an alarm, that conduct is an act of disorderly conduct and will be penalized as a class 2 misdemeanor. The definition of a “theft detection deactivating device” and “theft detection shielding device” are expanded. The bill has passed the House and the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee in the Senate has amended the bill and moved it to the floor of the Senate for consideration on 2nd Reading.
Since this summary, the Second Reading was laid over daily on April 4.
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