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2011 Senate Bill 768: Ban electronic cash register dirty tricks devices

Public Act 146 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Pappageorge (R) on October 20, 2011, to prohibit the possession, manufacture or sale of an automated sales suppression device (also called a “zapper” or “phantom-ware”), defined as a “software program carried on a memory stick or removable compact disc . . . that falsifies the electronic records of electronic cash registers and other point-of-sale systems”.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on October 20, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 9, 2011, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 1, 2011, to prohibit the possession, manufacture or sale of an automated sales suppression device (also called a “zapper” or “phantom-ware”), defined as a “software program carried on a memory stick or removable compact disc . . . that falsifies the electronic records of electronic cash registers and other point-of-sale systems”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 1, 2011.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on December 1, 2011.
      • Reported in the House on April 17, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on May 3, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 3, 2012.
  4. Passed 107 to 0 in the House on May 10, 2012, to prohibit the possession, manufacture or sale of an automated sales suppression device (also called a “zapper” or “phantom-ware”), defined as a “software program carried on a memory stick or removable compact disc . . . that falsifies the electronic records of electronic cash registers and other point-of-sale systems”.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 15, 2012.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 15, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 30, 2012.

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