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Connecticut Laws | Title 21 Licenses
CHAPTER 405* JUNK DEALERS
Sec. 21-11a. Requirements for scrap metal processors. Notification. Prohibitions. Penalties.

Sec. 21-11a. Requirements for scrap metal processors. Notification. Prohibitions. Penalties. (26)(Text)

(a) A scrap metal processor, as defined in section 14-67w, shall record, for all loads of scrap metal purchased or received by such processor, a description of such scrap metal, the weight of such metal, the price paid for such metal and the identification of the person who delivered such metal. Such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle. Such scrap metal processor shall not be required to segregate scrap metal it receives from other materials on its premises and hold the same for five days except for wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company unless purchased from (1) a person licensed pursuant to section 29-402 to engage in the business of demolition of buildings, or (2) a person who has already segregated such scrap metal pursuant to this chapter and such person provides such scrap metal processor with a written statement affirming such segregation. Upon receipt of a load of scrap metal which contains wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company, such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle, and of such load of scrap metal. Upon receipt of wire or cable that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data or scrap equipment, wire or cable that could be used in the transmission or distribution of electricity by an electric distribution company, such scrap metal processor shall make a copy of the certificate of registration of such vehicle, record a description of the material received, and record a statement as to the location from which the material came. (27)

(b) The scrap metal processor shall maintain the documents, photographs and other records required under subsection (a) of this section in good condition and shall retain such records for a period of not less than two years. Such records shall be open for inspection by law enforcement officials upon request during normal business hours. (28)

(c) A scrap metal processor, junk dealer or junk yard owner or operator shall immediately notify a municipal law enforcement authority in the municipality in which such scrap metal processor, junk dealer or junk yard is located of the name, if known, and motor vehicle license plate number, if available, of any person offering to sell a bronze statue, plaque, historical marker, cannon, cannon ball, bell, lamp, lighting fixture, lamp post, architectural artifact or similar item to such scrap metal processor, junk dealer or junk yard owner or operator. (29)

(d) No scrap metal processor, junk dealer or junk yard owner or operator may purchase or receive a stainless steel or aluminum alloy beer or other beverage keg container if such container is marked with an indicia of ownership of any person or entity other than the person or entity presenting such container for sale. For purposes of this subsection, "indicia of ownership" means words, symbols or a registered trademark printed, stamped, etched, attached or otherwise displayed on such container that identify the owner of such container. (30)

(e) A scrap metal processor who has purchased scrap metal that is subsequently determined to have been stolen and is returned to the owner of such metal shall have a civil cause of action against the person from whom such metal was purchased. (31)

(f) A first violation of subsection (a), (b), (c) or (d) of this section shall be a class C misdemeanor. A second violation of any of said subsections shall be a class B misdemeanor and a third or subsequent violation of any of said subsections shall be a class A misdemeanor. (32)

Sec. 21-12. Display of license. (33)(Text)

Each such dealer doing business in this state shall display, on each vehicle used by him in such business, the name of the person conducting such business, the number of the license under which such business is being conducted and the name of the municipality where such license was granted, which names and number shall be painted upon the outside of the body of such vehicle in letters not less than four inches in height and two inches in width. (34)

Sec. 21-13. Penalty. (35)(Text)

Any person who engages in the business of a junk dealer without complying with the provisions of this chapter relating to said business shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than three months or both. (36)

Sec. 21-14. Exemptions. (37)(Text)

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any dealer in motor vehicles, as defined in chapter 246, or any dealer in antique household furniture, china or glassware. (38)

CHAPTER 406 MOTOR VEHICLE JUNK YARDS (39)(Text)

Secs. 21-15 to 21-22a. (40)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 246, Secs. 14-67g to 14-67r, inclusive. (41)

Sec. 21-22b. Regulations concerning storage of unregistered motor vehicles and parts. (42)(Text)

Section 21-22b is repealed. (43)

Secs. 21-23 to 21-26a. (44)(Text)

Transferred to Chapter 246, Secs. 14-67s to 14-67w, inclusive. (45)

CHAPTER 407 ITINERANT VENDORS (46)(Text)

Sec. 21-27. Definitions and exceptions. (47)(Text)

As used in this chapter, "itinerant vendor" means any person, whether principal or agent, who engages in a temporary or transient business in this state, either in one locality or in traveling from place to place, selling goods, wares and merchandise and who, for the purpose of carrying on such business, hires, leases or occupies any building or structure for the exhibition and sale of such goods, wares and merchandise; "managing itinerant vendor" means any person who conducts, manages or organizes a show of itinerant vendors for purposes of exhibition and sale at any location which is open to the general public and at which goods, wares or merchandise are on display and offered for sale by any vendors; "temporary or transient business" means and includes any exhibition and sale of goods, wares or merchandise which is carried on in any tent, booth, building or other structure, unless such place is open for business during usual business hours for a period of at least nine months in each year. No itinerant vendor shall be relieved or exempted from the provisions and requirements of this chapter by reason of associating himself temporarily with any local dealer, auctioneer, trader or merchant, or by conducting such temporary or transient business in connection with or in the name of any local dealer, auctioneer, trader or merchant. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to sales made to dealers by commercial travelers or selling agents in the usual course of business, or to bona fide sales of goods, wares and merchandise by sample for future delivery, or to hawkers on the streets or peddlers from vehicles, or to any sale of goods, wares or merchandise on the grounds of any incorporated agricultural society during the continuance of any annual fair held by such society, or to any general sale, fair, auction or bazaar held or sponsored by an ecclesiastical society, church corporation, governmental entity or any corporation which is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, or to tag sales or garage sales on premises devoted to residential use and where permitted by local law. (48)

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