House Bill No. 5140

Public Act No. 00-9

An Act Concerning Possession Of A Shoplifting Device.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

(NEW) (a) A person is guilty of possession of a shoplifting device when such person has in such person's possession any device, instrument or other thing specifically designed or adapted to advance or facilitate the offense of larceny by shoplifting, as defined in subdivision (9) of section 53a-119 of the general statutes, by defeating any antitheft or inventory control device, under circumstances manifesting an intent to use the same in the commission of larceny by shoplifting.

(b) Possession of a shoplifting device is a class A misdemeanor.