CHAPTER 264

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 1392. SEC. 52. THEREOF AND BY SUBSTITUTING IN LIEU THEREOF A NEW SECTION TO BE KNOWN AS 1392. SEC. 52. 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 1392. Sec. 52., and by substituting in lieu thereof a new Section to be known as 1392. Sec. 52., as follows:

1392. Sec. 52. RETENTION OF PLEDGED ARTICLE FOR FOUR MONTHS; EXCEPTION; PLEDGED ARTICLE NOT DISFIGURED NOR IDENTITY DESTROYED:--No articles, goods, property or things of any kind received on deposit by purchase or as a pledge by such person, corporation or firm so conducting the business of a pawnbroker shall be permitted to be removed from the place of business of such pawnbroker for a period of four months from the time of such deposit, purchase or pledge (except the same be redeemed by the owner); provided, however, that wearing apparel shall not be removed from such place of business for a period of two months. No article, goods, property or thing coming into the hands or possession of any person, corporation or firm conducting the business of a pawnbroker shall be disfigured or its identity destroyed or affected in any manner so long as it continues in the possession of such pawnbroker.