City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 21-2004, 05 § 1, passed 7-26-2004; Ord. 6-2016, 17, passed 11-28-2016]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEALERS IN SECOND-HAND GOODS
Includes any person who otherwise in the normal course of business purchases personal property not from a retail or wholesale entity or auction for the purposes of reselling the property.
PAWNBROKERS
Includes any person who:
(a) 
Engages in the business of lending money on the deposit or pledge of personal property other than choses in action, securities or written endeavors or indebtedness; or
(b) 
Purchases personal property with an express or implied agreement or understanding to sell it back at a subsequent time at a stipulated price; or
(c) 
Lends money upon goods, wares or merchandise pledged, stored or deposited as collateral security.
TARGET GOODS
Bicycles, jewelry, cameras and photographic equipment, gold coins or bars, silver bars, copper tubing, electronics equipment such as televisions or VCRs or radios or computers or computer equipment or microwave ovens, antiques, currency collectibles such as coins or stamps, and any other item of value likely to be the subject of criminal activity such as burglary or theft. Hereafter, the Lebanon Police Department may update this definition by sending a list of categories of "target goods" to pawnbrokers and dealers in second-hand goods identifying themselves as such.
[Ord. 21-2004, 05 § 2, passed 7-26-2004; Ord. 6-2016, 17, passed 11-28-2016]
(a) 
At the time of any transaction in target goods, the pawnbroker or dealer in second-hand goods shall make a record of the name and address and the driver's license number or the social security number of the pawner or seller in second-hand goods in the transaction. Such information shall be supplied to the Police Department as part of the report required hereunder.
(b) 
All pawnbrokers and dealers in second-hand goods shall make out and deliver to the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representatives each week a legible and accurate report of all target goods taken in pawn or purchased during the preceding business week. Such report shall contain the name or names of the pawners or sellers and accurate, detailed description, together with serial numbers thereon, if any, and license decals, if any, of all target goods taken in pawn or purchased, together with the amount loaned on or paid for such target goods. Target goods, whether taken in pawn or purchased shall not be sold, resold or otherwise disposed of for a period of at least 15 days after pawn or purchase by such pawnbrokers or dealers, but this requirement shall not apply to the redemption of a lawfully pledged article by the pledger. Pawnbrokers and dealers shall permit the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representatives to inspect any target goods in his possession at any time during regular business hours. Failure to timely submit such list shall be a violation of this article.
[Ord. 21-2004, 05 § 3, passed 7-26-2004; Ord. 6-2016, 17, passed 11-28-2016]
No pawnbroker or dealer in second-hand goods shall purchase or take in pawn any goods of any kind from any person under 18 years of age unless such minor's parent or guardian is present, and the name of the parent or guardian shall be reported along with the report of the transaction.
[Ord. 21-2004, 05 § 4, passed 7-26-2004; Ord. 6-2016, 17, passed 11-28-2016]
Whoever violates any provision of this article shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 and, in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned for not more than 90 days.
[Ord. 21-2004, 05 § 5, passed 7-26-2004; Ord. 6-2016, 17, passed 11-28-2016]
Any ordinance or part of ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this article is hereby repealed so are as the same affects this article.