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House Bill 1538


House Bill 1538

ARCHIVE (2013)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Disposition of stolen secondhand goods. Provides that if secondhand property held by a secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker becomes the subject of a criminal proceeding, upon the final disposition of the criminal proceeding, the secondhand property must be returned to: (1) the rightful owner of the secondhand property; or (2) if the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker is not the rightful owner of the secondhand property and the rightful owner cannot be ascertained, the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker. Provides that if: (1) a defendant in the criminal proceeding who sold the secondhand property to the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker is convicted of stealing the secondhand property or receiving the stolen secondhand property; and (2) the secondhand property is not returned to the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker; the court shall order the defendant to pay restitution to the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker in the amount that the secondhand goods merchant or pawnbroker paid to the defendant to acquire the secondhand property. Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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