LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas House lawmakers have passed a measure to require pawn shops to electronically upload their records to law enforcement in order to assist in criminal investigations.
By an 82-2 vote on Friday, the House passed a bill mandating that pawn shops and pawnbrokers upload certain records daily to a secure centralized tracking system designated by police. Cities or counties are currently allowed to impose such a requirement on pawn shops in their jurisdiction - but the bill would require all pawn shops to upload the information.
Pawn shops are already required to collect certain biographical information about a person selling or buying property.
Democratic Rep. Homer Lenderman of Brookland is sponsoring the bill.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.