HB 2690

House Bill (HB) 2690: pawnbroker licensure; DPS

Sponsor: Representative Gowan

Summary: HB 2690 replaces county sheriffs with DPS as the entity responsible for licensing pawnbrokers and tracking transactions at a pawnshop.

League Position: OPPOSE - The League has concerns about the ability and capacity of DPS to handle all of these licenses.

Updates

2/8/2016: HB2690 passed the House Commerce Committee by a vote of 6-2. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

2/24/2016: HB2690 passed the House COW.

2/24/2016: HB2690 passed the House Third Reading. The bill will now be transferred to the Senate.

3/16/2016: HB2690 passed the Senate Public Safety and Military Technology Committee by a vote of 3-2-1.

3/22/2016: HB2690 passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 5-3.