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  367.011.  Definitions. — As used in sections 367.011 to 367.060, the following words mean:

  (1)  "Month", that period of time from one date in a calendar month to the corresponding date in the following calendar month, but if there is no such corresponding date, then the last day of such following month, and when computations are made for a fraction of a month, a day shall be one-thirtieth of a month;

  (2)  "Net assets", the book value of the current assets of a person or pawnbroker less its applicable liabilities as stated in this subdivision.  Current assets include the investment made in cash, bank deposits, merchandise inventory, and loans due from customers excluding the pawn service charge.  Current assets do not include the investments made in fixed assets of real estate, furniture, fixtures, or equipment; investments made in stocks, bonds, or other securities; or investments made in prepaid expenses or other general intangibles.  Applicable liabilities include trade or other accounts payable; accrued sales, income, or other taxes; accrued expenses; and notes or other payables that are unsecured or secured in whole or part by current assets.  Applicable liabilities do not include liabilities secured by assets other than current assets.  Net assets must be represented by a capital investment unencumbered by any liens or other encumbrances to be subject to the claims of general creditors;

  (3)  "Pawnbroker", any person engaged in the business of lending money on the security of pledged goods or engaged in the business of purchasing tangible personal property on condition that it may be redeemed or repurchased by the seller for a fixed price within a fixed period of time;

  (4)  "Pawnshop", the location at which or premises in which a pawnbroker regularly conducts business;

  (5)  "Person", an individual, partnership, corporation, joint venture, trust, association or any other legal entity however organized;

  (6)  "Pledged goods", tangible personal property other than choses in action, securities, or printed evidences of indebtedness, which property is deposited with or otherwise actually delivered into the possession of a pawnbroker in the course of his business in connection with a pawn transaction;

  (7)  "Secured personal credit loan", every loan of money made in this state, the payment of which is secured by a security interest in tangible personal property which is physically delivered into the hands of the lender at the time of the making of the loan and which is to be retained by the lender while the loan is a subsisting obligation.


(L. 1951 p. 281 § 1, A.L. 1965 p. 114, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1125)

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