Business Owners Upset Over Proposed “...

Business Owners Upset Over Proposed “Pawn Shop Law”

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Since: Jun 12

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#1 Apr 9, 2013
It's about time that these shops have to document things. They know damn well that most of the things brought in to be "pawned" are actually stolen from people who would like to have their property back.

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Busine...

"Some of the requirements expected of shop owners in this legislation include:

***Must wait 14 days before selling, altering, or destroying any precious metals they acquire.
***Annual license fee of $250
***It is the duty of every business to verify the identity of every person they purchase property and only specific documents are acceptable.
***Must keep records of all transactions with identification records included.
***Photographs of all items acquired must be kept on record.
***Upload details about all transactions to a newly created police database within 48 hours of that purchase."

What I recommend that people do is to take photos of the things they have including jewelry, silverware, old coins, etc. That way they can prove that those stolen and pawned goods were theirs to begin with.

“Lovin' you is fuuu-uuun...”

Since: Apr 09

drop the puck, Ref...

#2 Apr 9, 2013
Legislator Carmen Gumina (R, Webster) spent 2 years drafting this mess.
First of all, why would he include children's clothing consignment stores?
Second, the way it's written would also include garage sales and flea markets in a general sense.

So, you could be selling and have a sheriff there arresting you for violating this "legislation".

Really? This is the best you could draft?
THIS, is the final answer?
should have had a law student from UB write it.

Since: Mar 13

Rochester, NY

#3 Apr 9, 2013
From what I read garage and yard sales are specifically exempt.What I don't understand is why are antique stores not exempt.How many stolen goods wind up in them?Also I agree with the owner of the Brighton store that there is no reason the police cannot send out emails to local shops alerting them about stolen goods.If they did that and stopped expecting others to do their job maybe people would get their stolen property back for once.
Go Believe

Rochester, NY

#4 Apr 9, 2013
I hope they make Drug Dealers follow the same laws when excepting goods for drugs I would hate to think that the Flat screen tv he sold a few grams of coke to a junkie for was stolen.

Since: Jun 12

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#5 Apr 9, 2013
I think a database would be a good start. But who is to say the pawn shop owners would comply. They know damn well most of the goods are stolen to begin with.

Since: Mar 13

Rochester, NY

#6 Apr 9, 2013
Steel City Steelers wrote:
I think a database would be a good start. But who is to say the pawn shop owners would comply. They know damn well most of the goods are stolen to begin with.
No doubt.

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