HB 74 update: Sadly, this bill is on the Governor’s Desk. Call the Main Line: (502) 564-261 and leave a messsage: “Governor Matt Bevin and ask him to VETO this bill. This is the pawn shop registry bill sponsored by Representative Kim King. We are asking for calls to reject this bill.”
This bill starts a pawn broker database/registry supposedly to help in theft crimes, We view it as a violation of privacy. Further it will require drivers license and Social Security information. We strongly oppose this legislation as it treats private property owners as guilty to be proven innocent and it cripples their ability to do business. Also, there should be incentives to follow this proposed law, but business are fined or punishments for violation will include a $50 to $500 fine and possible loss of license, per 226.990 in existing law Link: https://law.justia.com/…/ken…/2016/chapter-226/section-.990/
2016 Kentucky Revised Statutes :: CHAPTER 226 – PAWNBROKERS :: .990 Penalties.
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