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Pawn Shop Regulation Bill Vetoed Again

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Legislation to increase regulation on stores dealing in precious metals and secondhand goods in Albany County has been vetoed for a second time.  Chief Executive Dan McCoy wrote in a message to lawmakers that, “This legislation creates an admirable but unwieldy system of investigating and reporting that places an undue onus on innocent parties and fosters an atmosphere that presumes guilt over innocence.”  To put it simply, the bill is “not the answer” to protect crime victims and is an infringement on civil liberties.  Pawn store owners opposing the bill felt the mandate to report every transaction to law enforcement would be burdensome.  They preferred that required law enforcement to report stolen items to them.  Legislator Gary Domalewicz said he would be presenting a the bill for a third time with amendments in hopes of getting it past McCoy’s veto pen. “It goes on,” he says.   “I’ll be back with another version.”

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