Pawnshop database turned down by Albany County legislatures

June 11, 2018 11:29 PM

ALBANY-- Albany County legislators voted 18(Y) and 20(N) Monday night rejecting a law that would have made it mandatory for county pawnshops to posses an electronic database. 

It's intention was to help law enforcement track stolen goods. 

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The legislation would have put a 10-day hold of any sold precious metal after a pawnshop purchases it. Law enforcement would have been able to put a 15-day hold on any sold property involved in an investigation. 


Muneib Chater

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