2/20 Secondary Articles By-Law
Section 1. Junk, Old Metal Antiques and Secondary Articles
License-Required for dealers or shop-keepers for junk, old metal, antiques or secondary articles.
No person or corporation shall store or keep for sale, or be a keeper of a shop for, or be a dealer in the purchase or sale or barter of coins minted by the United States government or other sovereignty, or metal of any composition including, but not limited to, gold or silver, or antiques, or junk or second-hand articles, unless duly licensed therefore by the Board of Selectmen.
Section 2. Purchases from minors prohibited: period of time purchases to be held: penalty for violations.
(a) No person who holds a license under the provisions of this By-law shall directly or indirectly purchase or receive by way of barter or exchange any of the articles mentioned in Section 1, from any minor, knowing or having reason to believe him to be such. Further, no article purchased or received by such person in management of his business shall be sold by him until a period of at least two (2) weeks from the date of its purchase or receipt by him shall have elapsed.
(b) Any violation of the foregoing shall be a valid reason for immediate revocation of said license at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen.
Section 3. Record book required: penalty for violations.
(a) All persons, including corporations, licensed to store or keep for sale or licensed as collector of, or dealers in, or keepers of shops for the purchase, sale or barter of coins minted by the United States of America or other sovereignty, or metal of any composition including but not limited to gold or silver, or scrap copper line wire, or antiques or junk, or secondhand articles, shall keep a bound book with pages numbered consecutively. At the time every purchase or receipt of any such article, an entry shall be made in said book, legibly written or printed in the English language, giving a detailed description of the purchase or receipt, the quantity purchase, the purchase price the date of purchase, the name, age, residence (street, number, city or town of the sellers, and the registration number of the seller’s motor vehicle). If the seller is not the owner of a registered motor vehicle, the subject’s motor vehicle operator license shall be recorded.
(b) It shall be the licensee’s responsibility to require satisfactory identification of the seller.
(c) Said bound book shall be kept by the licensee for at least one year from the date of the last entry recorded in same.
(d) Any violation of the foregoing shall be a valid reason for immediate revocation of said license, at the pleasure of the Board of Selectmen
Section 4. Books and shops to be open for inspection: alteration of entries in record book.
No record in the record book required by Section 3 shall be changed, erased obliterated of defaced and such book, every such shop, every such shop and all articles of merchandise therein shall at all times be open for inspection by any member of the Board of Selectmen, Chief of Police, and any Police Officer of the Department.