View Amendment Current Amendment: 1a to Bill 4187

Rep. W. Newton proposes the following amendment (LC-4187.HA0010H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 16-13-135(A)(1) and inserting:

  (1) "Organized retail crime" means three or more people conspiring to commit theft of retail property from a retail establishment with the intent to sell, barter, exchange, or reenter such retail property into commerce for monetary or other gain.

Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, by striking Section 16-13-135(C) and inserting:

 (C)(1) Acts committed in different counties that have been aggregated in one count may be indicted and prosecuted in any one of the counties in which the acts occurred. In a prosecution for a violation of this section, the State is not required to establish and it is not a defense that some of the acts constituting the crime did not occur within one city, county, or local jurisdiction.
 (2) Nothing in this section may be interpreted to allow a solicitor or persons in their employ to prosecute cases outside the circuit where the solicitor was elected.