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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 1033 - June 06, 2005 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 5

California Delays Bill Regulating eBay Drop-off Stores

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
June 06, 2005




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California Asssemblyman Leland Yee decided not to move AB 1178, a bill that would have regulated eBay drop-off stores. Yee's Press Secretary Adam Keigwin said Yee met extensively last Thursday with the parties affected by the bill, including representatives from eBay, pawnbrokers, drop-off stores and law enforcement.

Assembly Bill 1178 would have established a statewide electronic reporting system by January 1, 2008, for pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers. It would also ensure that Internet auction "drop off" stores comply with state licensing and reporting requirements.

Keigwin said they are working to "modernize the system" and make it workable and good for consumers. Yee decided more talks were necessary, so the bill did not meet the deadline for getting out of the assembly. Keigwin said they were looking to tack newly worded regulation onto a different Senate bill so it could still be passed this year (it would not be called AB 1178).

Keigwin called last Thursday's talks "productive conversations."

Related Links

"Assembly Bill 1178 and Its Effect on eBay Drop-off Stores," by Ina Steiner, AuctionBytes Newsflash, 4/29/05 http://auctionbytes.com/cab/abn/y05/m04/i29/s02

AuctionBytes Chart of eBay Drop-off Stores
http://auctionbytes.com/cab/pages/consign

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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