Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any person, partnership, corporation or other entity, whether permanent or itinerant, who on one or more occasions (through any means) buys or sells secondhand gold, silver, precious metals, gems or jewelry, and includes anyone advertising the purchase or sale of any of the aforementioned items.
Any business conducted intermittently within the Township of Pequannock or at varying locations.
Any person under the age of 18 years.
Any business conducted on a year-round basis and housed in a single structure, such as a store or residence.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31; amended 5-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-9]
Each dealer conducting business within the jurisdiction of the Township of Pequannock shall first register with the Chief of Police, who shall fingerprint the applicant and institute such an investigation of the applicant's moral character and business responsibility as he deems necessary for the protection of the public welfare. In the event that the dealer is a business entity other than a sole proprietorship, the officers in a corporation or the partners in a partnership (or limited partnership) shall be deemed to be the applicant(s) who shall be fingerprinted and investigated in accordance with this section. Upon completion of the investigation, the Chief of Police shall either issue or deny the license based upon the results of his investigation. Upon the issuance of the license, the applicant shall be given a copy of Chapter 175. Applicant shall submit a one-time fee of $30 in the form of a cashier's check, certified check, or money order made payable to the Division of State Police-S.B.I.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
Upon issuance of license, the fee shall be based as provided in Chapter 79.
A license issued under the provisions of this chapter shall not be transferable and shall terminate on December 31st of the year in which said license is issued.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
Each dealer shall maintain a complete record of each purchase and sale, including the amount paid, description of the item and any identifying numbers or engravings. The dealer shall also obtain a photocopy of the driver's license number and a state of issuance for the person from whom the items were purchased, received or sold as well as photocopy of the jewelry. This information is to be documented on the "Secondhand Jewelry Transaction Receipt" form supplied by the Pequannock Police Department. These records shall be subject to the inspection of any authorized police officer of the Township of Pequannock. The records required to be maintained shall be kept confidential by the dealer and shall be released only to appropriate law enforcement personnel.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31; amended 5-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-9]
Each dealer doing business in the Township of Pequannock shall deliver within three days to the Chief of Police the description of all items purchased.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
No dealer shall sell, melt or change the form of or dispose of any articles purchased or received within five days of the date of said purchase, and all such items shall be made available for at least five days to any authorized police officer requesting such items.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
Each dealer must require identification of the person with whom he is transacting business, and no transaction may be made with any minor, as herein defined, nor with any individual who is in an intoxicated state and/or is under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics or hallucinogenic or habit-producing drugs.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
Licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the Chief of Police after a hearing upon notice to the applicant for any of the following causes:
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for license.
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in the course of carrying on the business of purchasing secondhand precious metals, gems and jewelry.
Any violation of this chapter.
Conviction of any crime or disorderly persons offense involving moral turpitude.
Conducting the business of soliciting or canvassing in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or to constitute a menace to the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
[Added 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
Violations of this ordinance shall be subject to penalties provided for in Chapter 178.