Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 7, 2014
REVISED January 7, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #10

Proposed Ordinance No. 13-49-Secondhand Goods Dealers.

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
James A. Minix, Chief Assistant County Attorney
Jo Ann Grace, Legal Assistant, Ext. 3750

Action Requested
Motion to approve publication and to set hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 13-49 relating to the regulation of Secondhand Goods Dealers.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01 and Chapter 538, Florida Statutes.

Background Discussion

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office (MSO) has requested that the County Attorney's Office review and revise a proposed ordinance which deals with the requirements that secondhand goods dealers must comply with when transacting sales. Under the current statute, secondhand goods dealers have no waiting period to comply with before reselling an item. The MSO suggests adding language that (1) will require a secondhand goods dealer to maintain physical possession on the registered premises throughout the hold period, and (2) will require the dealer to retain the item for a period of 30 days to allow the MSO to conduct a proper investigation into whether an item may be stolen.

The proposed ordinance incorporates the MSO's suggested language and is an entirely new ordinance that would be incorporated into the Manatee County Code of Laws. A summary of the ordinance will be included with the agenda package for the public hearing on the ordinance.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
See copy of proposed Ordinance No. 13-49 and proof of publication request to the Bradenton Herald.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please return a fully approved copy of this agenda item with attachments to: joann.grace@mymanatee.org. Thank you.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Secondhand Goods Ord-MSO Draft.pdf
Attachment:  Notice of Public Hearing Secondhand Goods Ord 13-49.pdf