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Organized Retail Theft Prevention

Concerning requirements that secondhand dealers record transactions involving store value cards.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Secondhand dealers - gift card transactions - record-keeping. The act requires secondhand dealers who purchase gift cards to keep a record of those purchases. Failure to record the purchases in an electronic database is a class 3 misdemeanor. The act requires pawnbrokers to record the identification number, retailer name, and value of each gift card sold. The act adds a gift card to the definition of a "valuable article", which triggers certain record-keeping requirements.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details