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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 40. Pawnbrokers
12/3/2020

§ 54.1-4010. Daily reports.

A. Every pawnbroker shall prepare a daily report of all goods, articles, or things pawned or pledged with him or sold to him that day and shall file such report by noon of the following day with the chief of police or other law-enforcement officer of the county, city, or town where his business is conducted designated by the local attorney for the Commonwealth to receive it. The report shall include the pledgor's or seller's name, residence, and driver's license number or other form of identification; a photograph or digital image of the form of identification used by the pledgor or seller; and a description of the goods, articles, or other things pledged or sold and, unless maintained in electronic format, shall be in writing and clearly legible to any person inspecting it. A pawnbroker may compile and maintain the daily report in an electronic format and, if so maintained, shall file the required daily reports electronically with the appropriate law-enforcement officer through use of a disk, electronic transmission, or any other electronic means of reporting approved by the law-enforcement officer. Any local governing body, may by ordinance, require a pawnbroker to maintain and file a daily report electronically through the use of a disk, electronic transmission, or any other electronic means of reporting approved by the law-enforcement officer.

B. The Department of State Police shall adopt regulations for the uniform reporting of information required by this section.

C. Any natural person violating any of the provisions of this section is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

Code 1950, § 54-853; 1988, c. 765; 1998, c. 848; 2001, c. 401; 2002, c. 201; 2003, c. 448; 2010, cc. 540, 657; 2013, c. 262; 2019, c. 238.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.