(A)   Every pawnbroker shall keep a register of all loans and purchases of all articles by the pawnbroker from the general public. The register shall:
      (1)   Be reported to an online, Internet-based transaction recording service designated by the Louisville Metro Police Department and accessible to law enforcement agencies by 11:00 a.m. the following day;
      (2)   Show the dates and the amounts of all loans or purchases by the pawnbroker from the general public, and the names and:
         (a)   A driver’s license number;
         (b)   Another state or federally issued picture identification card number; or
         (c)   If the identification specified in subparagraphs (1) or (2) of this paragraph is not available, a Social Security number may be accepted of all persons who have left any property that has been pawned or sold.
      (3)   At all times be available to the inspection of any law enforcement officer of this state when in the discharge of his or her official duty; and
      (4)   Contain a full description of all property purchased by the pawnbroker from the general public or received on deposit as collateral or security. Pawnbrokers shall digitally photograph all property pawned, sold, traded, or cosigned regardless of the lack of a law enforcement investigation. In the photographs, each item must be separate and distinguishable from any other item. For purposes of this paragraph, “full description” includes but is not limited to:
         (a)   Make;
         (b)   Model;
         (c)   Serial Number;
         (d)   Color;
         (e)   Size;
         (f)   Manufacturer;
         (g)   Vintage; and
         (h)   Distinguishing marks or characteristics.
   (B)   When secondhand merchandise is sold to a pawnbroker, the merchandise shall be held for the minimum of 12 days before being resold.
   (C)   Prior to the release of property to a representative of law enforcement, the law enforcement representative shall provide to the pawnbroker a case report or other documentation that the item has been reported as stolen.
(KRS 226.040)  (1994 Jeff. Code, § 123.04)  (Jeff. Ord. 3-1972, adopted and effective 8-22-1972; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 76-2007, approved 5-15-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 138-2019, approved 9-24-2019)  Penalty, see § 123.99