[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 3-14-1983 by Ord. No. 953. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, corporation or business entity of whatever kind or nature shall engage in the business of buying and selling gold, silver, jewels and other precious metals on a full- or part-time basis without first obtaining a mercantile license or other applicable license from the Borough of Homestead as required by law. Such license will be issued by the Borough at its office located at Ninth and Amity Streets, Homestead, Pennsylvania 15120.
Every person, corporation or business entity of whatever kind or nature who shall engage in the business of buying and selling gold, silver, jewels and other precious metals on a full- or part-time basis shall also keep a book or invoices legibly written at the time of acquiring items in the course of business, which books or invoices shall contain the following:
An accurate description of the specific article or articles purchased.
The name, address, telephone number and social security number of the seller of the item or items.
The name of the party(s) who purchases the item on behalf of the business entity, the date purchased and the amount paid.
Every business entity of the nature aforementioned shall furnish by 4:00 p.m., Monday, of each week to the Chief of Police or his designee, the information specified in § 164-2 for the previous business week.
No person or business entity shall sell or dispose of any gold, silver, jewels and other precious metals in any manner whatsoever until at least 30 days have expired from the date of purchase.
No person or business entity shall purchase any item(s) from any person(s) under the age of 18 years, nor from any intoxicated person or known criminal.
Any person, corporation or business entity of whatever kind or nature who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall for every such violation, after receiving notice thereof, be convicted of violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter before any District Justice or court of common jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine not more than $300 for each offense and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, be imprisoned in the Allegheny County jail for a period not exceeding 90 days for each offense. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons, allowing or permitting the continuation of a violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.