[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson 10-28-1980 by Ord. No. 766. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, partnership or corporation, who, through any means, buys, receives, sells or distributes secondhand gold, silver, coins, precious metals or jewelry.
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
No dealer conducting business within the jurisdiction of the Borough of Emerson shall do so without first obtaining a license upon application to the Borough Clerk. The license shall be obtained by filling in the appropriate information on the application and by then paying a fee of $75.
The application shall include the applicant's name, address and phone number, and if a corporation, the names and addresses of all shareholders, officers and stockholders and the name and address of its registered agent. The applicant shall attach a copy of the certificate of incorporation to the application or, in the event a trade name is used, then a copy of the trade name certificate. The application shall also include the address at which the applicant will be conducting business and whether or not the applicant or any of the individuals stated above, if a corporation, have ever been convicted of a crime in New Jersey or any other state or federal jurisdiction, and if so, it shall set forth the date and nature of the same.
Each dealer shall maintain a complete record of each purchase and sale, including the amount paid, indicating the name, residence, occupation, age and description of the person from whom the items were purchased, received or sold. These records shall be subject to the inspection of any authorized police officer of the Borough of Emerson.
Each dealer doing business in the Borough of Emerson shall deliver to the Chief of Police a typewritten or legibly handwritten description of all items purchased, received or sold, including the date of each transaction, within 72 hours of the completion of said transaction.
From the date of delivery to the Chief of Police as set forth in § 212-4 hereof, no dealer shall sell, melt, change the form of or dispose of any articles purchased or received within five days, and all such items shall remain in a safe place on the premises where the purchase was made.
Each dealer must require identification of the person with whom it is transacting business, and no transaction may be made with any minor, as hereinabove defined, except that a transaction may be made with a minor accompanied by a natural parent or guardian, provided that the appropriate identification is obtained relating to said parent or guardian as set forth in § 212-3 hereof.
Any person; as defined above, who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, within the discretion of the Municipal Judge. A separate offense shall be deemed committed in each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.