The Coalition Against Organized Retail Crime announced that the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, will hold a hearing this fall to address the growing problem of organized retail crime.
According to a statement released by CAORC, the committee will consider the E-fencing Enforcement Act of 2009 (HR 1166), introduced by Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-VA), as well as the Organized Retail Crime Act of 2009 (HR 1173), introduces by Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN).
The E-Fencing Enforcement Act of 2009 would impose reasonable duties on online marketplaces when there is good reason to believe that items listed for sale were acquired unlawfully. The Organized Retail Crime Act of 2009 modifies the federal criminal code to include ORC activities, and makes the facilitation of ORC a crime.
More information about the hearings will be announced when the House of Representative reconvenes next month.