Chapter 6.20
PAWNBROKERS AND SECONDHAND DEALER EMPLOYEES

Sections:

6.20.001    General provisions.

6.20.010    License required.

6.20.020    License fees and terms.

6.20.021    Investigation required.

6.20.025    Fingerprinting required.

6.20.030    Records of transactions.

6.20.050    Reports to sheriff.

6.20.070    Removing goods from shop.

6.20.080    Receiving goods from certain people unlawful.

6.20.100    Hours of operation.

6.20.110    Penalty for violations.

6.20.120    State law applicable in other instances.

6.20.001 General provisions.

Unless specified otherwise in this chapter, the general provisions contained in chapter 6.01 SCC shall apply to this license. The words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meaning set forth in sections 6.01.010 and 6.19.005 SCC unless the content indicates otherwise.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 13, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.010 License required.

It is unlawful for any person to be employed by a licensee under chapter 6.19 SCC without first having obtained a license. The license shall include a photograph of the licensee. Exempt from this requirement are intermittent sellers of personal property as defined by SCC 6.19.005.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 18, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 14, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.020 License fees and terms.

The fee for this license is established by and is contained in SCC 6.01.050. The term for this license is one year from date of issuance.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 15, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.021 Investigation required.

Applicants seeking a license under this chapter shall be investigated according to the procedures outlined in SCC 6.01.047.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987).

6.20.025 Fingerprinting required.

Applicants seeking a license as prescribed by this chapter shall be fingerprinted by the sheriff as specified in SCC 6.01.046(1).

(Added Ord. 99-003, § 2, Feb. 17, 1999, Eff date March 10, 1999).

6.20.030 Records of transactions.

Every licensee under this chapter shall record transactions in the pawnbroker or secondhand dealer’s permanent record as required by SCC 6.19.030.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 19, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 16, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.050 Reports to sheriff.

Every licensee under this chapter having reason to believe that any property in his possession is lost or stolen shall report the fact to the sheriff, together with the name of the owner, if known, the date and the name of the person from whom the property was received.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 20, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 17, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.070 Removing goods from shop.

No secondhand personal property bought or received in pledge shall be removed from the place of business within 30 days of receipt, except when redeemed by the owner.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 21, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 18, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.080 Receiving goods from certain people unlawful.

No licensee under this chapter shall receive in pledge or purchase any property from any person who is:

(1) under 18 years of age; or

(2) under the influence of alcohol; or

(3) under the influence of drugs; or

(4) attempting to pledge or sell any property which the employee knows or suspects to be stolen; or

(5) known to the licensee as having been convicted of burglary, robbery, theft, or possession of or receiving stolen property within the past 10 years whether the person is acting in his or her own behalf or as the agent of another. The sheriff shall be authorized to provide licensees a list of convicted felons from whom they may not purchase property.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 22, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 19, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.100 Hours of operation.

It shall be unlawful for any licensee under this chapter to transact any business between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless special permission be given by the licensing authority following approval by the sheriff.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 87-038, § 31, June 3, 1987; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 20, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.110 Penalty for violations.

Every licensee under this chapter shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor and subject to penalties of RCW 9A.20.021, if the licensee commits any of the actions described below:

(1) Fails to make an entry of any material matter in the book or record as provided for in SCC 6.20.030; or

(2) Makes a false entry in the book or record described in SCC 6.20.030; or

(3) Falsifies, obliterates, destroys or removes from his place of business the book or record described in SCC 6.20.030; or

(4) Reports any material matter relevant to a transaction falsely to the sheriff; or

(5) Fails to furnish the sheriff, upon request, a full, true and correct transcript of all transactions as provided for in SCC 6.20.030. Saturday’s business may be reported on Monday; or

(6) Fails to report promptly to the sheriff the possession of any property which he has reason to believe has been lost or stolen, together with the name of the owner, if known, the date, and the name of the person from whom the property was received by him; or

(7) Removes or allows to be removed from the place of business any property, as described in SCC 6.20.070; or

(8) Knowingly receives any property from any person described in SCC 6.20.080; or

(9) Removes, alters, or obliterates any manufacturer’s make, model, or serial number, personal identification number, or identifying marks engraved or etched upon an item of personal property that was purchased, consigned, or received in pledge. In addition, an item shall not be accepted for pledge or a secondhand purchase where the manufacturer’s make, model, or serial number, personal identification number, or identifying marks engraved or etched upon an item of personal property have been removed, altered, or obliterated; or

(10) Knowingly violates any other provision of this chapter.

(Added Ord. 86-119, § 16, January 7, 1987; Amended Ord. 94-047, § 23, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 21, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).

6.20.120 State law applicable in other instances.

The requirements of chapter 19.60 RCW shall govern all matters not governed by chapters 6.19 or 6.20 SCC.

(Added Amended Ord. 94-047, § 24, June 20, 1994, Eff date July 9, 1994; Amended Ord. 97-088, § 22, Oct. 15, 1997, Eff date Oct. 31, 1997).