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S.F. No. 1603 - Automated Sales Suppression Devices
 
Author: Senator Chris A. Eaton
 
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
 
Date: March 18, 2015



 

Section 1, subdivision 1 defines “automated sales suppression device,” “zapper,” “electronic cash register,” “phantom-ware,” “transaction data,” and “transaction report,” for the purposes of the bill.

Subdivision 2 creates a five-year felony for a person who intentionally or knowingly sells, purchases, installs, transfers, possesses, accesses, or uses an automated sales suppression device, zapper, phantom-ware or similar device.

Subdivision 3 creates a gross misdemeanor for a person who violates subdivision 2 without intent or knowledge.

Subdivision 4 provides that the devices defined in subdivision 1 are contraband and subject to forfeiture under Minnesota Statutes, section 609.531.

Subdivision 5 provides that a person convicted of a felony or gross misdemeanor offense is liable for a civil penalty equal to all taxes and penalties due to the state as a result of the use of the device.

The bill is effective August 1, 2015, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

 
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