SB 1076 Authorizes pawnshop database for law enforcement purposes
LR Number:4270S.01I Fiscal Note:4270-01
Committee:Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:02/13/02 - Hearing Conducted S Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1076 - This act authorizes pawnshops to report certain information about pawnshop transactions to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Pawnshop owners may accomplish the necessary reporting by electronically transmitting the required information to a database. Any reporting pawnshop is required to submit transaction information to the database within one business day of the transaction. Such reporting pawnshop must make paper copies of transactions available to law enforcement, upon request.

The act authorizes the creation of a database by a third party engaged in the business of operating databases. Law enforcement may then access the database in their investigation of alleged property crimes.

Any person who fraudulently accesses the database shall be guilty of a Class C felony.