SB0508 (CH0679)

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2016 Regular Session



Civil Remedies for Shoplifting and Employee Theft

Sponsored by:

Senator Ramirez


Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 679

Synopsis:Repealing a specified provision of law providing that a responsible person is civilly liable to a merchant for specified civil penalties for shoplifting and employee theft; altering requirements for specified demand letters relating to alleged acts of shoplifting or employee theft; providing that a responsible person who prevails in a specified civil action is entitled to an award of court costs and reasonable attorney's fees, under specified circumstances; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note (Revised)
All Sponsors:Senators Ramirez, Norman, and Ferguson
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: HB0190
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2016
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Broad Subject(s):Civil Actions and Procedures
Narrow Subject(s):Attorneys
Attorneys' Fees
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Contractors -see also- Heating & Cooling; Home Improvement
Court Costs
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
District Courts
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Minors -see also- Age of Majority; Youth
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Theft -see also- Shoplifting
Violence -see also- Domestic Violence; Harassment
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings
(3-1301, 3-1302, 3-1303, 3-1304, 3-1305, 3-1306, 3-1307, 3-1308, 3-1306.1, 3-1309)

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October 24, 2017 5:09 P.M.