2019 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 21 - Licenses
Chapter 409 - Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers
Section 21-46a - Seizure of property by law enforcement officer. Restitution.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 21-46a (2019)

Whenever property is seized from the place of business of a pawnbroker by a law enforcement officer, such officer shall give the pawnbroker a duly signed receipt for the property containing a case number, a description of the property, the reason for the seizure, the name and address of the officer, the name and address of the person claiming a right to the property prior to the pawnbroker and the name of the pawnbroker. If the pawnbroker claims an ownership interest in such property, he or she may request the return of such property by filing a request for such property with the law enforcement agency in accordance with the provisions of section 54-36a. If the person who deposited, pledged or sold any property received by a pawnbroker is convicted of any offense arising out of such pawnbroker's acquisition, retention or disposition of the property and such pawnbroker suffered an economic loss as a result of such offense, the court, at the time of sentencing, may order restitution to such pawnbroker pursuant to subsection (c) of section 53a-28 and such order may be enforced in accordance with section 53a-28a.

(P.A. 97-164, S. 8; P.A. 11-100, S. 8; P.A. 12-204, S. 3; P.A. 13-255, S. 2.)

History: P.A. 11-100 inserted “precious metals or stones dealer or secondhand dealer”, added provision re restitution to pawnbroker or dealer, and made technical changes; P.A. 12-204 deleted references to secondhand dealer, effective July 1, 2012; P.A. 13-255 deleted references to precious metals or stones dealers.

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