According to Fox 28, an Ohio state senator will meet with several members of the Fraternal Order of Police next week after he introduced a bill that officers say would hinder burglary investigations.
The proposal deals with how pawn shop owners report information on their customers.
Different cities are requiring different things but city ordinance in Columbus requires scrap yards and pawn shops enter serial numbers and customer names into a database called Leads Online with officers can access.
However, Senator John Eklund (R-Chardon) calls the process a burden for those shop owners.
He says they’ve come to him with concerns about liability issues if something happens to that information that they’ve given a third party.
He says police and city demands have not been uniformed across the state and store owners have expressed to ABC 6/FOX 28 that they worry business will slow down if more customer information is demanded.
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