GA HB327 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 6-1)
Status: Passed on May 4 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-05-04 - Effective Date 2021-07-01
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


A BILL to be entitled an Act to prevent organized retail crime; to amend Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the O.C.G.A., relating to selling and other trade practices, so as to provide for definitions; to provide for certain record-keeping and reporting requirements for the sale and purchase of stored value cards; to provide for certain record-keeping and reporting requirements for the sale of goods by third-party sellers on online marketplaces; to provide for penalties for failure to comply; to provide for confidentiality; to amend Article 1 of Chapter 8 of Title 16 of the O.C.G.A., relating to theft, so as to define certain terms relating to retail property fencing, shoplifting, and refund fraud; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

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Organized Retail Crime Prevention Act; enact


Roll Calls

2021-03-31 - House - Agree Sen Sub: House Vote #427 (Y: 102 N: 63 NV: 10 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2021-03-31 - Senate - Passage By Substitute: Senate Vote #380 (Y: 43 N: 3 NV: 6 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-03-08 - House - Passage: House Vote #239 (Y: 120 N: 48 NV: 4 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2021-05-04 Effective Date 2021-07-01
2021-05-04 Act 163
2021-05-04HouseHouse Date Signed by Governor
2021-04-07HouseHouse Sent to Governor
2021-03-31HouseHouse Agreed Senate Amend or Sub
2021-03-31SenateSenate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-31SenateSenate Third Read
2021-03-31SenateSenate Taken from Table
2021-03-29SenateSenate Tabled
2021-03-29SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-03-25SenateSenate Read Second Time
2021-03-25SenateSenate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-03-09SenateSenate Read and Referred
2021-03-08HouseHouse Passed/Adopted By Substitute
2021-03-08HouseHouse Third Readers
2021-03-05HouseHouse Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
2021-02-10HouseHouse Second Readers
2021-02-09HouseHouse First Readers
2021-02-08HouseHouse Hopper

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