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Broward County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kayla Concepcion said the new requirement comes straight from the Florida Legislature, which enacted a law on October 1 of last year that treated video games like second-hand goods sold at pawn shops. Now any store buying used video games has to collect the thumb prints, along with a bunch of other personal info about the seller.
06/13/2006 Signed by Officers and presented to Governor; Approved by Governor; Chapter No. 2006-201
Secondhand Dealers; exempts persons or entities offering secondhand goods or personal property for sale, purchase, consignment, or trade via Internet from provisions of Secondhand Dealers & Secondary Metals Recyclers under certain circumstances; exempts certain businesses that sell, rent, or trade motion picture videos or video games from such provisions; revises provisions re holding of goods upon probable cause that goods are stolen, etc. Amends FS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/01/2006.
12 (p) A business whose primary business is the sale,
13 rental, or trade of motion picture videos or video games, if
14 the business:
15 1. Requires the sellers of secondhand goods to have a
16 current account with the business;
17 2. Has on file in a readily accessible format the
18 name, current residential address, home and work telephone
19 numbers, government-issued identification number, place of
20 employment, date of birth, gender, and right thumbprint of
21 each seller of secondhand goods;
18 (c) A description of the person from whom the goods
19 were acquired, including:
20 1. Full name, current residential address, workplace,
21 and home and work phone numbers.
22 2. Height, weight, date of birth, race, gender, hair
23 color, eye color, and any other identifying marks.
24 3. The right thumbprint, free of smudges and smears,
25 of the person from whom the goods were acquired.
exempts certain businesses that sell, rent, or trade motion picture videos or video games from such provisions;
(a) "Secondhand dealer" means any person, corporation, or other business organization or entity which is not a secondary metals recycler subject to part II and which is engaged in the business of purchasing, consigning, or trading secondhand goods.