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File #: O-074-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/19/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 5/20/2021 Final action: 5/20/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 123 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING THE REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS, JUNK, SCRAP, AND SECONDHAND DEALERS, AND SECONDARY METALS RECYCLERS (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).
Sponsors: Cindi Fowler (D-14), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Madonna Flood (D-24), Mark H. Fox (D-13), Amy Holton Stewart (D-25)
Attachments: 1. O-074-21 V.2 051221 CABS Amend LMCO 123 RE Secondhand Dealers.pdf, 2. O-074-21 PROPOSED CABS 051221 JUNK METAL.pdf, 3. O-074-21 V.1 022521 Amend LMCO 123 RE Secondhand Dealers.pdf, 4. ORD 069 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 123 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING THE REGULATION OF PAWNBROKERS, JUNK, SCRAP, AND SECONDHAND DEALERS, AND SECONDARY METALS RECYCLERS (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS FOWLER, MULVIHILL, FLOOD,
FOX, AND PEDEN

WHEREAS, thefts of restricted metals, including catalytic converters, heating and air conditioning coils, and cemetery markers are increasing within Louisville/Jefferson County; and
WHEREAS, the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances currently regulates the licensing and operation of businesses which deal in restricted metals and other used or secondhand regulated property; and
WHEREAS, increased penalties for violations of the Code in regard to buying and selling restricted metals and other regulated property can deter rising theft; and
WHEREAS, stricter limitations on buying and selling restricted metals and other regulated property can aid Metro Code Enforcement and Louisville Metro Police in detecting and enforcing violations; and
WHEREAS, technical amendments were needed to complete and clarify the Code revisions made in 2019, including defining secondhand dealers.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT ("THE COUNCIL") AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: The title of LMCO Chapter 123 is hereby amended as follows, with four subtitles appearing as specified herein:
CHAPTER 123: REGULATIONS GOVERNING PAWNBROKERS, JUNK, SCRAP, AND SECONDHAND DEALERS, AND SECONDARY METALS RECYCLERS.
Sections 123.07 to 123.14 should appear under the subtitle "Pawnbrokers"; and
Sections 123.21 to 123.25 should appear under the subtitle "Secondhand Dealers"; and
Sections 123.31 to 123.35 should appear under the subtitle "Secondary Metals Recyclers"; and
Sections 123.36 to 123.99 should appear under the subtitle "Additional General Provisions".
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