Usa Alaska

USA Statutes : alaska
Title : Business and Professions
Chapter : Chapter 76. Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers

The entries shall appear in chronological order, in ink or indelible pencil. Blank lines may not be left between entries. Obliterations, alterations, or erasures may not be made. Corrections shall be made by drawing a line in ink through the entry without destroying its legibility. The book shall be open to the inspection of a peace officer at reasonable times.

A person who violates AS 08.76.010 or 08.76.020 is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction is punishable by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both.

A person engaged in the business of buying and selling secondhand articles, or lending money on secondhand articles, except a bank, shall maintain a book, in permanent form, in which the person shall enter in legible English at the time of each loan, purchase, or sale

(1) the date of the transaction;

(2) the name of the person conducting the transaction;

(3) the name, age and address of the customer;

(4) a description of the property bought or received in pledge, which includes for any firearm, watch, camera, or optical equipment bought or received in pledge, the name of the maker, the serial, model, or other number, and all letters and marks inscribed;

(5) the price paid or amount loaned;

(6) the signature of the customer.

(a) If property bought or received in pledge by a pawnbroker is not redeemed by the pledgor within the redemption period, the pawnbroker shall give notice to the pledgor by mail to the pledgor's last known address that the redemption period has expired. If the property is not redeemed within 30 days from the date of mailing of the notice, the title and interest of the pledgor in the property vest in the pawnbroker subject to (b) of this section.

(b) If a pawnbroker sells property bought or received in pledge and not redeemed within 30 days after the date of mailing notice under (a) of this section, the pawnbroker shall pay the pledgor one-half of the amount in excess of $400 received for the property.

(c) A pawnbroker shall give notice of any money due the pledgor under (b) of this section by certified mail within 10 days of the sale of the pledged property. If the pledgor does not respond within 90 days after the notice is mailed under this subsection, the pawnbroker is entitled to the entire amount received by the pawnbroker for the property.

(d) In this section 'redemption period' means the period agreed to in writing by the pledgor and pawnbroker for the holding of property by the pawnbroker without sale to a third party or, in the absence of a written agreement, 60 days.