Bogus Receipts and Universal Product Codes Act Exposed
The Bogus Receipts and Universal Product Codes Act was adopted by ALEC's Criminal Justice Task Force at the Annual Meeting on July 27, 2000, approved by the full ALEC Board of Directors in August, 2000. ALEC has attempted to distance itself from this piece of legislation after the launch of ALECexposed.org in 2011, but it has done nothing to get it repealed in the states where it previously pushed for it to be made into law.
ALEC Bill Text
An Act relating to acts constituting making certain use of retail sales receipts or Universal Product Code Labels an unlawful act; providing penalty; and providing an effective date.
(All definitions used in this Model Bill may be changed to conform to state laws or regulations.)
A. A person who, with intent to cheat or defraud a retailer, possesses, uses, utters, transfers, makes, alters, counterfeits, or reproduces a retail sales receipt or a Universal Product Code Label, commits a felony [lowest degree], and shall be punishable by [penalty] and by a fine not exceeding three times the value represented by the original retail cost of the item.
B. A person who, with intent to cheat or defraud a retailer, possesses fifteen (15) or more fraudulent retail sales receipts, Universal Product Code Labels or possesses the device which purpose is to manufacture fraudulent retail sales receipts or Universal Product Code Labels, will be guilty of felony [one degree higher].
This Act shall become effective [date].
Adopted by ALEC's Criminal Justice Task Force at the Annual Meeting July 27, 2000.
Approved by full ALEC Board of Directors August, 2000.