SB 771 - This act creates the offense of possession or transfer of an automated sales suppression device.
The offense is a Class D felony if the person knowingly possesses, purchases, or owns an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.
The offense is a Class C felony if the person knowingly manufactures, sells, installs, or transfers, or possesses, purchases, or owns with the intent to sell, install, or transfer, an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.
An automated sales suppression device is defined under the act as a software program that is designed to falsify the records of an electronic cash register or other point-of-sale system. Phantom-ware is defined under the act as a hidden programming option in an electronic cash register that can create a virtual second cash register or eliminate or manipulate transaction records.
Any person found guilty of the offense must forfeit all profits associated with the use.
Automated sales suppression devices and phantom-ware are declared contraband under this act.