Retail Report: Senate advances retail theft/organized retail theft legislation

Legislation creating specific retail theft and organized retail theft crimes in Alabama won unanimous approval in the Senate this week and awaits consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.

The bill allows retailers to sign out warrants for arrests without leaving their stores, gives convicted thieves and their organizers real jail time plus monetary consequences and provides for training for prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.

The Alabama House will convene at 1 p.m. and the Alabama Senate at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, for the 21st day of the 2023 regular session.

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