Our own Joe Presti, resident attorney and professional numismatist has been appointed by President of the New Hampshire Senate, Charles Morse to the Commission to Study Regulatory Requirements for Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers.
Police departments across the country are attempting to pass pawnbroker and secondhand dealer laws meant to combat the trafficking of stolen merchandise but an unintended consequence in some cases is that it is making it cumbersome to do normal coin dealer business. New Hampshire has passed a state wide law that addresses these issues that towns normally deal with on an individual basis. The law has been sent to a study committee and the bill requires that an individual from the coin dealer industry be appointed to assist with the final version of this bill before being forwarded to the Governor for her signature.
Because of the commitment of consumer protection that RCNH has maintained and the experience Joe has in working on behalf of victims of fraud he was more qualified than anyone else in the state to be appointed to this committee.
We congratulate Joe and wish him well on the committee.