Text: H.R.4011 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/03/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4011

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to organized retail theft, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 3, 2009

Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself and Mr. Goodlatte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to organized retail theft, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Organized Retail Crime Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Transport of goods for sale on online marketplace.

Section 2314 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking the one-m dash at the end of the 5th paragraph and inserting “; or”; and

(2) by inserting after the 5th paragraph the following:

SEC. 3. Sale of goods on online marketplace.

Section 2315 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking the one-m dash at the end of the 3rd paragraph and inserting “; or”; and

(2) by inserting after the 3rd paragraph the following:

SEC. 4. Definitions for new offenses.

Section 2311 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by inserting after the paragraph ending with “running on land but not on rails” the following:

(2) by inserting after the paragraph ending with “or the carcass or carcasses thereof” the following:

SEC. 5. Organized retail crime task forces.

(a) Establishment.—The Attorney General shall establish multi-jurisdictional task forces to initiate investigations of organized retail theft and dismantle organized retail theft criminal enterprises in the six United States district court districts with the greatest incidence of organized retail theft, as determined by the Attorney General.

(b) Report to Congress.—The Attorney General shall report annually to Congress on the activities of the task forces established under this section.

(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2011 and for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years.