The Bloomington city council is expected to vote tonight on changes to the city regulation of pawn shops and scrap metal dealers.
The vote was postponed last week after several business owners approached the council asking for amendments, including certain exemptions for antique shops and other secondhand retailers.
The Bloomington Police Department initiated the discussion in an attempt to combat what law enforcement officials say is an increasing theft problem.
Bloomington Police want select businesses to start using new software that tracks and stores more information about their transactions so stolen property can be more easily recovered.
Business owners have voiced concern that the new regulations could hurt their sales and jeopardize the privacy of their customers.