As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Merchandise” means any personal property displayed, held or offered for sale by a merchant.

Terms Used In Utah Code 76-6-601

(2)  “Merchant” means an owner or operator of any retail mercantile establishment where merchandise is displayed, held or offered for sale and includes the merchant’s employees, servants or agents.

(3)  “Minor” means any unmarried person under 18 years of age.

(4)  “Peace officer” has the same meaning as provided in Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications.

(5)  “Premises of a retail mercantile establishment” includes, but is not limited to, the retail mercantile establishment; any common use areas in shopping centers and all parking lots or areas set aside for the benefit of those patrons of the retail mercantile establishment.

(6)  “Retail mercantile establishment” means any place where merchandise is displayed, held, or offered for sale to the public.

(7)  “Retail value” means the merchant’s stated or advertised price of the merchandise.

(8)  “Shopping cart” means those push carts of the types which are commonly provided by grocery stores, drug stores, or other mercantile establishments or markets for the use of the public in transporting commodities in stores and markets from the store to a place outside the store.

(9)  “Under-ring” means to cause the cash register or other sales recording device to reflect less than the retail value of the merchandise.

Amended by Chapter 282, 1998 General Session