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File #: 18-1772    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: Public Safety
On agenda: 3/20/2019 Final action: 4/17/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE VIII, BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS, CHAPTER 23, PRECIOUS METALS AND GEMS, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED AND REQUIRES THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DATABASE RECORDING FOR SECONDHAND AND TRANSIENT DEALERS.
Sponsors: Anibal Ramos, Jr., John Sharpe James
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AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING TITLE VIII, BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS, CHAPTER 23, PRECIOUS METALS AND GEMS, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED AND REQUIRES THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DATABASE RECORDING FOR SECONDHAND AND TRANSIENT DEALERS.

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WHEREAS, theft of property negatively affects the residents of the City of Newark and the surrounding area, and has a negative impact on citizens and businesses; and

WHEREAS, the Newark Municipal Council believes that a thorough investigation, identification, maintenance of records, and licensing of secondhand dealers in the City of Newark is required and would be in the interest of public safety and general welfare, consistent with and in accordance with N.J.S.A. 51:5-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 51:6-1 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, it is the purpose and intent of this Chapter to assist law enforcement officials and victims of crimes in recovering stolen gold, silver, precious and semiprecious metals, gems, gemstones, jewelry, secondhand goods and/or other articles by requiring electronic reporting, maintenance and distribution criteria for secondhand and transient dealers; and

WHEREAS, the use of electronic reporting systems for this type of information is common across the United States. These systems are proved to dramatically increase law enforcement's ability to efficiently and effectively collect transaction data, to make matches of sold or pawned property to stolen property, and to identify trends in the selling or pawning of stolen property.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1: ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE

Title VIII, Businesses and Occupations, Chapter 23, Precious Metals and Gems, of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, is hereby repealed and replaced to read in its entirety as follows:

8:23-1 Definitions
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