CHAPTER 136

NEW CASTLE COUNTY PAWNBROKERS AND JUNK DEALERS

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45 OF THE REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "COUNTY TREASURERS AND COLLECTION OF TAXES", BY THE REPEAL OF 1382. SEC. 42. THEREOF AND BY SUBSTITUTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW SECTION TO BE KNOWN AS 1382. SEC. 42. IN RELATION TO PAWNBROKERS AND JUNK DEALERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That Chapter 45 of the Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing all of 1382. Sec. 42., and by substituting in lieu thereof a new Section, to be known as 1382. Sec. 42., as follows:

1382. Sec. 42. Pawnbrokers and Junk Dealers; Defined; License of:--The Clerk of the Peace of New Castle County shall annually on or before the 15th day of March grant licenses under his hand and official seal to such persons, citizens of the State of Delaware, and corporations existing under the laws of the State of Delaware, as shall furnish him satisfactory evidence of the good repute of such persons and corporations to engage in and carry on the business of pawnbroker or junk dealer, which licenses shall designate the building or buildings in which said person or corporation shall carry on said business; no person or corporation shall engage in or carry on the business of pawnbroker or junk dealer in said New Castle County without having been duly licensed by the Clerk of the Peace of said County nor in any other building or buildings than the one or ones designated in said license. Any person, corporation or firm making a business of loaning money on the deposit or pledge of personal property or other valuable things, other than printed evidences of indebtedness, or any person, corporation or firm dealing in the purchase of personal property or other valuable things on condition of selling the same back again at the stipulated price to the seller or his, her or its assignee or assignees, is declared and defined to be a pawnbroker, under this Chapter. Every person whose business is to buy or sell old iron, brass, lead, copper or other metals or combinations of metals, paper, second-hand clothes or any second-hand personal property of any kind or description whatsoever, is declared and defined to be a junk dealer under this Article, provided, however, that none of the provisions of this Article shall apply to persons dealing in secondhand books.

Approved April 3, 1947.