City of Republic, MO
Greene County
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[Ord. No. 12-48 §1, 8-13-2012]
A. 
Any business offering payment for the purchase of gold, silver or other precious metal, including, but not limited to, aluminum, copper, bronze or precious or semi-precious stones and/or jewelry shall, prior to accepting any such items:
1. 
Every person required to make and maintain records shall make a daily report to the Chief of Police, giving a complete description of all articles purchased or taken in barter or exchange by him or pledged with him, including the date of the transaction, any number, letter, marking or engraving that may be on such property for the purposes of identification, including any owner-applied markings, and the first and last name, residential address, driver's license number, military identification number, identification certificate number, or other official number capable of identifying the seller or pledger, race, sex, color of eyes and hair, and height and weight of the person from whom a purchase was made. For all property purchased or taken in barter or exchange, an acknowledgment that the seller provided the dealer at the time of the sale or barter or exchange with a signed document that the seller had the right to sell the property.
a. 
Any person selling any of the items listed in this Section must provide the person taking such goods a valid government-issued identification to complete required forms.
b. 
No person or business, either wholesale or retail, shall receive any personal property from any minor without written consent of such minor's parents or guardian.
2. 
Every person regularly engaged in or conducting business for the purchase, sale, barter, exchange, recycling, reselling of antiques, coins, any metal including, but not limited to, aluminum, copper, gold, silver, brass, bronze and platinum, gems and semi-precious stones, watches, both wholesale and retail, shall keep a substantial and well-bound book or other form of permanent record in which he/she shall legibly and permanently enter a description of all personal property, including precious gems or metals, pledged or purchased by him/her, except those items purchased from wholesale dealers, including any number, letter, marking or engraving that may be on such property for purposes of identification, including any owner- applied markings. For purposes of this Chapter, the term "offering payment" means the purchase, sale, barter or exchange of any item mentioned in this Subsection, including the advertising thereof, and including such business conducted by an established dealer in a permanent location, and including any temporary, transient or itinerant business, whether or not such dealer is engaged in other business activities at such locations.
a. 
If such property contains in whole or in part a precious gem or metal and such property is difficult to describe, the property shall be photographed and the photograph shall be attached to the record book or kept with the other permanent record describing the property. The amount of the loan or purchase price and, if a loan, the time when the loan shall be due, and the interest charged therefore shall also be recorded.
b. 
Such records shall not be defaced or erased and shall be open to any Peace Officer as defined in Section 590.010, RSMo., together with the articles purchased or pledged, provided that the articles shall be still in the possession of the dealer or merchant. For purposes of this Chapter, a secondhand dealer shall include, but not be limited to, those persons who purchase items for resale at flea markets and persons other than wholesale dealers in such items.
c. 
Every person or business required to keep permanent records under this Section shall keep those records for a period of at least two (2) years from the date of the last transaction recorded therein.
d. 
Every person or business shall make their reports of such property (pledged, taken in barter or exchange, or purchased) electronically as set out in Section 367.031, RSMo., and shall report the information prescribed by that Statute and Subsection 90-3(a) to the electronic database as authorized by the Statute. If more than one (1) such electronic database is available for such reporting, each dealer or person so licensed shall make their reports to the database directed for such reporting by the Chief of Police. The database designation information shall be on file with and available at the Police Department headquarter and the City Clerk.
B. 
Each dealer or person licensed by the City and engaged in such business as described in this Subsection, in lieu of making the daily report to the Chief of Police as described in the preceding Subsection, shall make their daily reports of such property (pledged, taken in barter or exchange, or purchased) electronically as set out in Section 367.031, RSMo., and shall report the information prescribed by that Statute and in the preceding Subsection to the electronic database as authorized by the Statute. If more than one (1) such electronic database is available for such reporting, each dealer or person so licensed shall make their reports to the database directed for such reporting by the Chief of Police. This database designation information shall be on file with and available at the Police Department headquarters and the City Clerk.
1. 
Every person required to make and maintain records pursuant to this Section, in addition to the report required in Subsection (B), shall make a report of any purchase, sale, barter or exchange of scrap metal, including aluminum, copper, platinum and all other metals regardless of kind or type, with a value of fifty dollars ($50.00) or more within twenty-four (24) hours of the purchase, sale, barter or exchange to the Chief of Police in an electronic database designated by such Chief. The electronic database form or report shall be completed in full without missing data or information.
C. 
No gold, silver, diamonds or other precious or semi-precious gems or precious metals received or purchased by any person subject to Subsection (A), including, but not limited to, all persons license by the City and engaged in such business as described in Subsection (A), shall be removed from a designated location within the City within ten (10) days after receipt thereof, except when redeemed by the owner, nor shall any such precious gems or precious metals be melted or recut within ten (10) days from the receipt thereof, except when redeemed by the owner. Further, no person subject to Section 631.010, including, but not limited to, all persons licensed and engaged in such business as described in Subsection (A), shall sell, transfer ownership or possession of, or otherwise remove from said designated location any goods of any kind or type, including, but not limited to, all items described in Subsection (A), received in purchase, sale, barter, exchange for seventy-two (72) hours from the time of the receipt of such goods, except for redemption of such goods by the owner.
D. 
The requirements of this Section are in addition to any other requirements on businesses found elsewhere in the Republic Municipal Code.
E. 
Violations of this Section shall be punishable by the general punishment provisions set forth in Section 100.220 of the Republic Municipal Code.