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BILL WOULD KEEP TRAVELING TRADE SHOWS FROM COMING TO STATE

By Nate Gonner

            THE PROSECUTING ATTORNEY FOR OTOE COUNTY HAS SUBMITTED A LETTER SUPPORTING A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT WOULD KEEP TRAVELING TRADE SHOWS FROM BUYING AND RESELLING PRECIOUS ITEMS IN THE STATE.

 

              BILL LB-226, INTRODUCED BY PAPILLION SENATOR JIM SMITH, WOULD MAKE IT A REQUIREMENT THAT BUISNESSES MUST HAVE A PERMANENT ADDRESS IN THE STATE IN ORDER TO BUY AND RESELL PRECISOUS ITEMS SUCH AS COINS AND JEWLERY.

 

              IN AN INTERVIEW WITH KNCY NEWS, SENATOR SMITH SAID OTOE COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY DAVE PARTCH WROTE A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL.

              SMITH SAID PARTCH CITED THIS PAST SUMMERS BAD CHECK SCANDAL WITH THE TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW AS THE REASON FOR HIS SUPPORT.

 

              SMITH AUDIO

 

              THIS PAST JULY, THE TREASURE HUNTERS ROADSHOW WAS IN TOWN FOR FOUR DAYS, CUTTING 94 CHECKS THAT TOTALLED OVER 37 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN COINS AND MERCHANDISE BOUGHT.

 

              11 OF THOSE 94 CHECKS ENDED UP BOUNCING BEFORE THE COMPANY WHO OWNS THE ROADSHOW, THR AND ASSOCIATES OF SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS, MADE GOOD ON THE BAD CHECKS.

 

              ACCORDING TO SMITH, HE AND SENATOR AMANDA MCGILL FROM LINCOLN HAVE SIMILAR BILLS AND THE TWO ARE IN TALKS ABOUT COMBINING PARTS OF BOTH INTO ONE BILL TO BE DISCUSSED ON THE FLOOR OF THE LEGISLATURE SOON.

 

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