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

Public Act 146 of 2012

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”.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
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” .
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
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on May 10, 2012 (same description)
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”.
Received in the Senate on May 15, 2012
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on May 15, 2012
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 30, 2012

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