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Sioux City's second-hand stores left out of new record keeping rules

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Sioux City police have hit the breaks on a plan that some say would have restricted the way consignment shops do business.

The original recommendation would have required such second hand dealers to file all of their goods electronically, and hold onto them for 15-days before selling them.

Efforts were already underway to make pawn shops go digital, but brokers complained that consignment shops didn't have to follow the same rules.

Two weeks ago the police department brought forward a new ordinance to even the playing field.

However, council members asked them to go back to the drawing board.

"This was in no way, meant to penalize anybody for being a pawn dealer, it's to speed up our process so that we can track property a little bit better, recover property that's been stolen from people,” said Police Chief Doug Young.

Instead, the police plan to bring forward a new ordinance that would bring the rules governing pawn brokers more in line with consignment shops.

Pawn shops would be allowed to be open on Sunday's like consignment shops, but would still have to keep electronic records.

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