An Act To Increase Transparency with Regard to Pawnshops
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §3962, sub-§3, as amended by PL 1993, c. 59, §2, is further amended to read:
3. List filed with law enforcement agency and regional tracking system. Before the 15th day of every month, the Within 10 days of a transaction, a pawnbroker shall file with the law enforcement agency of jurisdiction submit to a regional property and recovery tracking system administered by a regional law enforcement support organization designated by the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police, in a form acceptable to that agency the recipient, a summary report of the pawn transactions entered into during the preceding calendar month. transaction, including:
A. The name and address of the pawnbroker;
B. The date and time of the transaction;
C. The name, address, date of birth, telephone number, if any, and unique identifying number on the written proof of identification required under section 3971 of the consumer or seller; and
D. Information on every item involved in the transaction, including a description of the item, manufacturer, if known, serial number, if any, and amount of the loan or purchase price given for the item.
Sec. 2. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1, 2020.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.