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File #: 23785    Version: Name: Secondhand dealers
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2011 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 12/13/2011 Final action: 12/13/2011
Enactment date: 12/22/2011 Enactment #: ORD-11-00171
Title: AMENDED 5th SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 9.24 and 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to require secondhand dealers to compile and submit to the Police Department electronic records of transactions and creating penalties.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer, Paul E. Skidmore, Jill Johnson
Attachments: 1. Version 1, 2. Version 2, 3. BODY - Version 3, 4. Memo in Opposition from Richard Hopp of CA.pdf, 5. 23785 Registration Stmts.pdf, 6. 23785 Registration Statments.pdf, 7. BODY - Version 4, 8. BODY - Version 5, 9. BODY - Version 6, 10. BODY-Version 7- Adopted, 11. Registration Forms from Common Council meeting 12-13-11.pdf
Fiscal Note
The license fee increases are estimated to yield approximately $20,000 to $30,000 in additional General Fund revenues annually. There may be an additional small increase derived from forfeitures. The increased revenues are expected to partially offset the costs of an additional police analyst position, which will likely be required to administer the new database, and for a new compliance software package, estimated to cost in the range of $20,000. Overall, the requirement for electronic records will result in less administrative work for the Police Department.
Title
AMENDED 5th SUBSTITUTE Amending Sections 9.24 and 1.08(3)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to require secondhand dealers to compile and submit to the Police Department electronic records of transactions and creating penalties.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This proposal requires that secondhand dealers (including secondhand jewelry dealers and pawnbrokers) compile electronic databases of sales and purchases and that the secondhand dealers submit the data to the Police Department each day, in a format approved by the Police Department. Currently records of transactions are kept with paper records and the city is required to manually compile lists of such items. Used textbook dealers are not required to make electronic reports of transactions. Transaction reports involving audio tapes, compact discs, laser discs, records, videotapes, digital video discs or other similar audio or audio-visual media need not include the title of the work nor the name of the author or artist. The proposal prohibits purchases by secondhand dealers from persons who are intoxicated or impaired or from persons under the age of 18. The proposal also requires that serial numbers must be recorded by a secondhand dealer when such serial numbers are available and when serial numbers are not available, a photograph or a video of the item must be made if the transaction is made by a pawnshop or secondhand jewe...

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