Ms. Sam Burney, representing the Fourth Judicial District, testified in support of SB 19-014. Ms. Burney discussed her efforts to prosecute crimes of organized theft.
Mr. Aaron Foote, representing Home Depot, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Foote discussed his work in combatting organized retail theft, and explained how the bill would help in this work.
Mr. Richard Barrett, representing Allied Universal, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Barrett discussed trends in organized retail theft, and the ability to combat these crimes under SB 19-014. Mr. Foote responded to questions regarding the ability to track illegally obtained gift cards. Discussion ensued on this point. Ms. Burney responded to questions regarding a theft ring prosecuted by her office. Mr. Barrett responded to questions regarding how retail goods returns would be handled if the bill were to pass. Discussion followed regarding how prosecution of certain activities would be different under SB 19-014 as compared to current law, and security associated with gift cards. Ms. Burney responded to questions regarding the ability to prosecute certain crimes as conspiracies.