CHAPTER 263

COUNTY TREASURERS & COLLECTION OF TAXES

RELATING TO 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 1386. SEC. 46, THEREOF AND BY SUBSTITUTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW SECTION TO BE KNOWN AS 1386. SEC. 46. 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 1386. Sec. 46., and by substituting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 1386. Sec. 46., as follows:

1386. Sec. 46. SHALL KEEP ACCOUNT OF ARTICLES; BOOKS TO BE FURNISHED BY POLICE DEPARTMENT; PAWN TICKETS; REPORTS TO POLICE:--Every person, corporation or firm conducting the business of pawnbroker or junk dealer shall keep a book or books in which shall be fairly written in English within twenty-four (24) hours after each loan or purchase an accurate account and description of the goods, articles or things pawned, pledged or purchased, the amount of money loaned thereon or the amount of money paid therefor, the time of pledging or purchasing the same and the rate of interest to be paid on such loan, together with the description of the person pawning or pledging or selling such goods, articles or things, including the color of his complexion, color of eyes and hair and his or her stature and general appearance. The said book or books shall be prepared and furnished to such person, corporation or firm so conducting the business of a pawnbroker or junk dealer by the Police Department of the City of Wilmington at the expense of such person, corporation or firm so conducting the business of pawnbroker or junk dealer. It shall also be the duty of any person engaged in the business of pawnbroker, to furnish to each applicant or customer a ticket on which is printed a number corresponding with the number used to identify the article placed in pawn, also the amount given in cash, together with all charges, and the total amount to be paid when the article is to be redeemed. Every pawnbroker shall return to the office of the Chief of Police of the City of Wilmington every day before noon a sheet showing all business transacted by him on the previous day, and giving an accurate description of the goods, articles or things pawned, pledged or purchased, the amount of money loaned thereon, or the amount of money paid therefor, the time of pledging or purchasing the same, and the rate of interest to be paid on such loan, together with a description of the person pawning or pledging such goods, articles or things, including the color of his complexion, color of eyes and hair, and his or her general appearance.

Approved June 15, 1949.