City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
16-O-1149

AN ORDINANCE BY PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE TO AMEND CHAPTER 122, (SECONDHAND GOODS), ARTICLE III, (PAWNBROKERS), AND ARTICLE IV, (PRECIOUS METALS DEALERS), TO UPDATE THE REGULATIONS SUCH BUSINESSES SHALL BE SUBJECT TO DUE TO CHANGES IN TECHNOLOGY, AND IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND UNIFORMITY; TO REQUIRE SUCH BUSINESSES TO REPORT THEIR TRANSACTIONS ELECTRONICALLY; TO UPDATE THE REGULATORY FEES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:PoliceSponsors:
Category:Public Safety\Legal AdministrationFunctions:Law - Torrey Smith

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Signed Transmittal-Second Hand Goods

Item Discussion

(Held 4/26/16)

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WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta has an interest in maintaining the public safety and welfare of citizens of the City of Atlanta and its visitors; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Atlanta has an interest in regulating, through the lawful exercise of its police powers, businesses dealing in secondhand goods including pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to state law, municipalities may license and regulate pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals, such regulations to be considered cumulative to the requirements imposed upon these businesses by the state of Georgia (See OCGA §§43-37-5; 44-12-135; 44-12-136); and

 

WHEREAS, the requirements that pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals secure permits from the City of Atlanta and the regulations associated therewith are located in Chapter 122 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances;

 

WHEREAS, the majority of these regulations have not been updated since at least 1977; and

 

WHEREAS, in the intervening decades there have been many advancements in technology which would allow for more accurate identification of both the property being acquired by pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals, and the persons pledging, trading, pawning, exchanging, or selling property thereto; and 

 

WHEREAS, current technology also allows for daily reporting to the department of police of all property purchased or acquired by pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals via an electronic automated reporting system; and

 

WHEREAS, due to the similarities between the businesses of pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals, it is the best interest of the City of Atlanta and of both types of businesses that there be increased uniformity in the regulations applicable to each business; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the annual pawnbroker and dealer in precious metals permit fee is not to raise revenue, but to cover the cost of the regulatory activity associated therewith; Hadley v. City of Atlanta, 232 Ga. App. 871, 874, 502 S.E. 2d 784 (1998); and

 

WHEREAS, in 2016, it was determined that the annual cost to the City of exceeds the four thousand dollar ($4000.00) fee proposed herein.  See Cost Recovery Form attached hereto as Exhibit A; and 

 

WHEREAS, accordingly, it is the desire of the City of Atlanta to amend Chapter 122 of the City of Atlanta Code of Ordinances to update its regulations and annual permit fees applicable to pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals.

 

 

Meeting History

Mar 29, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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TO BE REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

RESULT:ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Clarence "C. T." Martin, Carla Smith, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Mary Norwood, Cleta Winslow
ABSENT:Keisha Lance Bottoms, Michael Julian Bond
Apr 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:REFERRED TO COMMITTEE [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd
Apr 26, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 2, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MARTIN, LANCE BOTTOMS, SMITH, BOND, NORWOOD & WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 10, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 16, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MARTIN, LANCE BOTTOMS, SMITH, BOND, YOUNG, NORWOOD & WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 24, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 6, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 14, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 20, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MARTIN, WINSLOW, NORWOOD, SMITH, YOUNG, BOTTOMS & BOND

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 28, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MARTIN, LANCE BOTTOMS, SMITH, BOND, YOUNG & WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 12, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 18, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: MARTIN, LANCE BOTTOMS, SMITH, BOND, YOUNG, NORWOOD & WINSLOW

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 26, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 15, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 23, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 13, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 19, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 27, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 3, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 11, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 17, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 25, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 7, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 15, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 21, 2016 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 29, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 5, 2016 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Dec 13, 2016 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 3, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 10, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jan 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jan 24, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 14, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Feb 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Feb 28, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
Mar 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 14, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Mar 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Mar 28, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Apr 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Apr 25, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 9, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 23, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 13, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECITON

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 27, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 11, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Jul 17, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jul 25, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Aug 21, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Aug 29, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Sep 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Sep 26, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 2, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 10, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Oct 16, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft

RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Oct 24, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 6, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 14, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Nov 20, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Nov 28, 2017 3:00 PM Video Public Safety & Legal Administration Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE
Dec 4, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATED AND FILED PER CHARTER SECTION 2-407 WITHOUT OBJECTION