DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Pawnbrokers. Requires a pawnbroker to return immediately a stolen item to an individual who alleges that the item was stolen from the individual if the individual: (1) presents the pawnbroker with a police report demonstrating that the item has been stolen; (2) presents the pawnbroker with a receipt that specifically identifies the stolen item by serial number; and (3) agrees to participate in the prosecution of and appear as a witness against the person who pledged or sold the stolen item. Provides that a pawnbroker who returns a stolen item to its owner has a cause of action against the person who sold or pledged the item to the pawnbroker. Makes conforming amendments.