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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade


(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 3889)
  • § 3889. Stolen property notification system

    (a) The Department of Public Safety shall develop and implement a statewide stolen property notification system, the purpose of which shall be to facilitate timely electronic communication concerning the reported theft of precious metal among precious metal dealers and law enforcement agencies throughout the State.

    (b)(1) Upon receiving an official report of theft of precious metal, the Department shall use the System to contact each precious metal dealer at the e-mail address provided pursuant to subdivision 3882(b)(1) of this title and each law enforcement agency that provides an e-mail address for that purpose.

    (2) The Department shall include in its notification any information it determines in its discretion is appropriate to assist precious metal dealers and law enforcement agencies in identifying stolen precious metal and in expediting both the return of the stolen property to its owner and the identification and apprehension of suspects.

    (3) Notwithstanding subdivision (2) of this subsection, the Department shall redact any personally identifiable information in a notification issued pursuant to this section concerning the identity or any communications with a purported victim and any precious metal dealer unless the victim or dealer expressly waives confidentiality in a writing submitted to the Department for that purpose. (Added 2013, No. 196 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)