ALBANY- Legislation has passed through the state Senate that would establish a New York State Organized Retail Crime Task Force.
According to Senator Griffo, who supports the measure, retail crime is a “big problem” statewide. "This legislation will provide an important opportunity to research and explore solutions to reduce organized retail crime that has plagued businesses in the 53rd Senate District and elsewhere,” he said.
“I urge the governor to sign this legislation so that we can put a stop to this criminal activity and protect businesses, employees and consumers."
With a companion bill recently passed through the state Assembly, this proposed legislation would allow a variety of law enforcement, prosecutor and retail stakeholders to provide recommendations and review current laws to help prevent retail theft.
Griffo, along with Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-Marcy, and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., previously convened a meeting of regional law enforcement and business community representatives to discuss ways to crack down on and prevent thefts at local establishments.
Image via the office of New York State Senator Joe Griffo.