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HB 755 — Convenience Business Security

by Rep. Stone (SB 684 by Senator Grimsley)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Commerce and Tourism Committee (CM)

The bill amends the definition of “convenience business,” as used in the Convenience Business Security Act, so that it includes a business in which the owner or members of the owner’s family work between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. This has the effect of requiring owner-operated convenience businesses to meet all the minimum security standards required under the Convenience Business Security Act, unless otherwise exempted. The bill continues to exempt owner-operated businesses from meeting enhanced security measures that are required when certain violent crimes have occurred at the business.

The bill also removes a requirement that a convenience business submit safety training curricula and associated administrative fees to the Department of Legal Affairs.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 113-0