CHAPTER 349

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 295

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PAWNBROKERS AND JUNK DEALERS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 2302(b), Title 24, Delaware Code by adding the phrase "or on another form that has been previously approved by the law enforcement agency having primary jurisdiction over the area in which the scrap metal processor's business is located" after the word "Police".

Section 2. Amend Section 2302(c), Title 24, Delaware Code by deleting that subsection in its entirety and replacing it with the following: "The forms required by subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be completed immediately after any articles or goods have been purchased or acquired."

Section 3. Amend Section 2304(a), Title 24, Delaware Code by deleting the punctuation and phrase ", scrap metals processor,".

Section 4. Further amend Section 2304, Title 24, Delaware Code by re-lettering subsections (b), (c), and (d), as subsections (c), (d), and (e) respectively, and adding a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

"(b) Every scrap metal processor subject to this Chapter must keep for a period of seven (7) days, not including holidays or weekends, all copper, silver, gold or brass articles purchased or received from any person before selling, shipping or otherwise disposing of same, except that there shall be no holding period for articles meeting all of the following criteria:

(i) That are purchased or received from a commercially licensed entity;

(ii) That are of the type commonly purchased or received from commercial entities; and

(iii) For which payment is made directly to the commercial entity and not to the individual delivering the articles."

Approved July 16, 2008