2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
TITLE XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE
Chapter 407 Merchandising Practices
Section 407.985. Equipment required for security of convenience business--limitation on cash after 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.--prohibited window signs and treatment--operator defined.


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Equipment required for security of convenience business--limitation on cash after 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.--prohibited window signs and treatment--operator defined.

407.985. 1. Prior to January 1, 1997, for the protection of employees and the consumer public at late-night convenience businesses, every operator of a convenience business shall ensure that such operator's convenience business is equipped with the following:

(1) A bullet-resistant glass enclosure or security camera system capable of recording and retrieving an image to assist law enforcement officials in the identification and apprehension of a criminal offender and by January 1, 1998, such system shall have at least one camera focused on the cash register area;

(2) A drop safe or cash-management device for restricted access to cash receipts;

(3) Lighting for parking areas and entrances at an intensity to provide clear visibility under normal conditions, which can be satisfied by canopy lighting within ten feet of the building;

(4) A conspicuous notice at the entrance which states that the cash register contains limited funds;

(5) Height markers at the entrance of the convenience business which display height measures; and

(6) A cash management policy to limit the cash on hand at all times after 11:00 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m.

2. Prior to January 1, 1998, for the protection of employees and the consumer public at late-night convenience businesses, every operator of a convenience business shall ensure that such operator's convenience business is equipped with the following:

(1) A silent alarm system which shall be connected to a security company or a local law enforcement agency; or

(2) A telephone, other than a pay telephone, accessible to employees at all times.

3. After January 1, 1997, for the protection of employees and the consumer public at late-night convenience businesses, every operator of a convenience business shall ensure that:

(1) No window signs shall be located so as to obstruct the view from outside the building to the cash register and sales transaction area; and

(2) No window tinting that significantly reduces exterior or interior view in a normal line of sight.

4. For the purposes of sections 407.980 to 407.990, "operator" means any individual proprietor or business entity responsible for the day-to-day operation of the convenience business.

(L. 1995 S.B. 446 5, A.L. 1997 H.B. 141)

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