Read 1st time January 10, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk



To repeal section 367.031, RSMo 1994, and section 367.052, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to pawnbrokers, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 367.031, RSMo 1994, and section 367.052, RSMo Supp. 1999, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 367.031 and 367.052, to read as follows:

367.031. 1. At the time of making any secured personal credit loan, the lender shall execute and deliver to the borrower a receipt for and describing the tangible personal property subjected to the security interest to secure the payment of the loan. The receipt shall contain the following:

(1) The name and address of the pawnshop;

(2) The name and address of the pledgor, the pledgor's description, and the driver's license number, military identification number, identification certificate number, or other official number capable of identifying the pledgor;

(3) The date of the transaction;

(4) An identification and description of the pledged goods, including serial numbers if reasonably available;

(5) The amount of cash advanced or credit extended to the pledgor;

(6) The amount of the pawn service charge;

(7) The total amount which must be paid to redeem the pledged goods on the maturity date;

(8) The maturity date of the pawn transaction; and

(9) A statement to the effect that the pledgor is not obligated to redeem the pledged goods, and that the pledged goods may be forfeited to the pawnbroker sixty days after the specified maturity date.

2. The pawnbroker [may be required, in accordance with local ordinances, to] shall furnish local law enforcement authorities with copies of information contained in subdivisions (1) to (4) of subsection 1 of this section, upon request.

3. If the pawn ticket is lost, destroyed, or stolen, the pledgor may so notify the pawnbroker in writing, and receipt of such notice shall invalidate such pawn ticket, if the pledged goods have not previously been redeemed. Before delivering the pledged goods or issuing a new pawn ticket, the pawnbroker shall require the pledgor to make a written affidavit of the loss, destruction or theft of the ticket. The pawnbroker shall record on the written statement the identifying information required, the date the statement is given, and the number of the pawn ticket lost, destroyed, or stolen. The affidavit shall be signed by a notary public appointed by the secretary of state pursuant to section 486.205, RSMo, to perform notarial acts in this state.

367.052. When an item of property is the subject of a lease, rental transaction or retail installment contract with a company domiciled in the state, between the claimant and the claimant's lease or rental customer at the time it is delivered into the possession of the pawnbroker, the property shall not be deemed misappropriated unless it bears a conspicuous permanent label or marking identifying it as the claimant's property. Evidence of defacing or the removal of identification marking of leased or rented property shall be treated as marked and identified and therefore deemed to be misappropriated. Property subject to a lease, rental transaction or retail installment contract with a company domiciled in the state, which is not marked as provided in this subsection may be recovered by the claimant upon payment to the pawnbroker of all moneys owing to or advanced by the pawnbroker in the pawn or purchase transaction, and upon producing evidence identifying the property as having been the property of the claimant and leased or rented at the time the property was placed in the pawnbroker's possession. The pawnbroker shall be free from liability in connection with the recovery of leased or rental property pursuant to this subsection upon return of such property to the claimant.

Missouri House of Representatives