October IROCC Meeting Notes
-Mark your calendars
the next meetings are, 12/11/15,
2/19/16, 4/15/16 and 6/17/16. All at Lowe’s regional office and
all at 10:00am.
-Drew from the Marion
Co. Prosecutor’s office along with members of IPAC (Indiana prosecuting
attorneys council) went to Allen Co. to learn how they are applying CBI to ORC
cases. The goal is to have IPAC train Prosecutors throughout the state on
CBI until we have an ORC law.
-IROCC had a successful
training class on ORC basics with the Marion Co. Prosecutor’s office last
-Store level meetings
are still in the works with a goal to have the first meeting in November.
We will have updates at the next meeting.
-We will ask Grant about how to make a change to
the ORC bill due to some feedback received ie. replacing the word “and”.
-For the next meeting we will start planning next
year’s symposium, please come with suggestions and ideas.
-We are again asking if you are interested in a Steering Committee/Executive Board needs to email me
directly to Matt.firstname.lastname@example.org
-I would like to highlight a great ORC case
closure between Lowe’s and Home Depot last week. Due to communication between
retail and law enforcement a large tool theft ORC was closed; this ORC was
targeting tools from multiple retailers and hitting multiple counties. This is
a great example to show why we need an ORC bill and an investigation committee within
-Grant from the Indiana
Retail Counsel is asking for help from our Retail Operators with sending letters/emails to
members of congress to show why ORC is important to Indiana
retailers. Legislators should be given real world examples of the
challenges faced by retailers as a result of ORC activity. They should be
made aware of the significant cost to retailers as a result of ORC and how that
leads to lost sales tax revenue to the state and potential higher consumer
-Representative Tom Washburne, Chairman, House Courts and Criminal
Code Committee H64@ign.in.gov
-Representative Greg Steuerwald, Chairman, House Judiciary
Committee and member of House Courts and Criminal Code Committee H40@iga.in.gov
-Senator Mike Young, Chairman, Senate Corrections and Criminal Law