SB 0446 Vending Machine Theft; Vendor Sales; Convenience Stores
Committee:CIVILR Number:L1550.07T
Last Action:07/12/95 - Signed by Governor
Title:HCS/SB 446
Effective Date:August 28, 1995
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 446 - This act makes it a crime for a person to possess any device designed to tamper with a vending machine if that person intends to steal from such machine. A person violating this section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. The owner of a vending machine may maintain a cause of action against any person who is convicted of a violation under this act and may be awarded treble damages if he prevails.

In addition, it is a Class A misdemeanor for any peddler or itinerant vendor to sell: 1) any baby food; or 2) any drugs or cosmetics. This section shall not apply to authorized agents of a manufacturer.

Owners of certain convenience stores must equip such stores with certain safety devices by January 1, 1997. After this date, owners of these stores shall ensure that the cash register is in plain view from the outside. Owners must also provide each employee training in deterring robberies.