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House Bill 1218

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1218 (Updated April 11, 2001 6:38 PM - DI 84)

False sales receipts and product codes. Specifies, for the crime of theft and related crimes, that altering, substituting, or transferring a universal product code (UPC) or another product identification code constitutes prima facie evidence of intent to deprive the owner of property and exerting unauthorized control over property. In the law governing forgery and related crimes: (1) specifies that the act of copying, reproducing, or counterfeiting a written instrument is included in the term "make"; and (2) specifies that retail sales receipts, labels, and markings with a universal product code (UPC) or other product identification code are included in the term "written instrument". Makes it a felony to, with intent to defraud: (1) make or place a false universal product code (UPC) or another product identification code of a product for sale; (2) make a false or duplicate sales receipt; or (3) deliver a false universal product code (UPC), false product identification code, or false or duplicate sales receipt. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to, with intent to defraud: (1) possess a device to make a retail sales receipt or a label containing a universal product code (UPC) or another product identification code; or (2) possess a retail sales receipt or label containing a universal product code (UPC) that applies to another item.
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