Township of Montclair, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Council) of the Town (now Township) of Montclair 4-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12 as Art. IX of Ch. 88 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEALER
Any person, firm or corporation who, through any means, buys or sells secondhand gold, silver, other precious metals, precious or semiprecious gems or jewelry within the municipality.
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years.
Each dealer shall maintain a complete record of each purchase of each item of secondhand gold, silver or other precious metals, gems or jewelry, the amount paid, the name, residence address and the age of the person from whom the items were purchased or received. These records shall be subject to inspection by the Chief of Police or his or her designee upon request.
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Editor's Note: Certain words in §§ 243-2, 243-3 and 243-5 and original Section 2 were invalidated pursuant to an action of the Superior Court of New Jersey.
No dealer shall sell, melt, change the form of or dispose of any such items purchased or received within five days from the date of purchase or receipt of such items with the Chief of Police. All such items shall remain on the premises where the purchase was made for that entire five-day period.
Each dealer shall require identification, such as a driver's license, of the person with whom he, she or it is transacting business, and no purchase may be made from any minor.
[Amended 5-23-2000 by Ord. No. 00-19; 4-10-2007 by Ord. No. 07-17]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment in the county/municipal jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof as determined by the Municipal Court Judge. Each day on which a violation of an ordinance exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation and shall be subject to imposition of a separate penalty for each day of the violation as the Municipal Court Judge may determine.