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Connecticut Laws | Title 21 Licenses
CHAPTER 408 HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS
Sec. 21-38. Penalty.

Sec. 21-38. Penalty. (119)(Text)

Any person who engages in the business of a peddler or hawker without complying with the provisions of any such ordinance shall be fined not more than one hundred ninety-nine dollars. (120)

CHAPTER 409* PAWNBROKERS (121)(Text)

Sec. 21-39. License required. Loans on intangible property excepted. (122)(Text)

No person, corporation, limited liability company or partnership shall, in any city or town of this state, engage in or carry on the business of loaning money upon deposits or pledges of wearing apparel, jewelry, ornaments, household goods or other personal property, or of purchasing such property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price, unless such person, corporation, limited liability company or partnership is licensed as a pawnbroker; but the provisions of this chapter shall apply only if such property is deposited with a lender, and shall not apply to loans made upon stock, bonds, notes or other written or printed evidence of ownership of property or of indebtedness to the holder or owner of any such securities. (123)

Sec. 21-40. Issuance of licenses. Fees. (124)(Text)

The selectmen of any town and the chief of police of any city may grant licenses to suitable persons to be pawnbrokers and to carry on the business of lending money on the deposit or pledge of personal property, or of purchasing such property on condition of selling it back again at a stipulated price, or of purchasing such property from a person who is not a wholesaler, in such town or city respectively, and may revoke such licenses for cause; but the selectmen shall not grant such licenses for the carrying on of such business within the limits of any city. The person so licensed shall pay, for the benefit of any such city or town, respectively, to the authority granting such license a license fee of fifty dollars, and twenty-five dollars per year thereafter for renewal of such license, and shall, at the time of receiving such license, file, with the mayor of such city or the first selectman of such town, a bond to such city or town, with competent surety, in the penal sum of two thousand dollars, to be approved by such licensing authority, and conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties and obligations pertaining to the business so licensed. Each such license shall designate the place where such business is to be carried on and shall continue one year unless sooner revoked. No license shall be issued under this section by the selectmen or chief of police to any person who has been convicted of a felony. The selectmen or chief of police may require any applicant for a license under this section to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. If the selectmen or chief of police require such criminal history records checks, such checks shall be conducted in accordance with section 29-17a. (125)

Sec. 21-41. Record of property received and of persons depositing, pledging or selling same. (126)(Text)

(a) No pawnbroker or person who loans money on the deposit or pledge of wearing apparel, jewelry, ornaments, household goods or other personal property or purchases such property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price or purchases such property from a person who is not a wholesaler shall take, receive or purchase such property without receiving proof of the identity of the person depositing, pledging or selling the property. Such identification shall include a photograph, an address, if available on the identification, and an identifying number. Any person who wilfully violates any provision of this subsection shall, for a first violation, have committed an infraction and, for a second or subsequent violation committed within two years of a prior violation, be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. (127)

(b) Each such pawnbroker or person carrying on such business of loaning money on the deposit or pledge of personal property or of purchasing such property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price or of purchasing such property from a person who is not a wholesaler shall maintain a record-keeping system deemed appropriate by the chief of police in cities and by the selectmen in towns, in which shall be entered in English, at the time he receives any article of personal property by way of pledge, pawn or purchase, a description of such article, the name, residence, proof of identity as required in subsection (a) of this section and a general description of the person from whom, and the day and hour when, such property was received. Such record-keeping system and the place where such business is carried on and all articles of property therein may be examined at all times by any state police officer, by any municipal police officer, by the selectmen of the town or any person by them designated or, if such business is carried on in a city, by the chief of police of such city or any person by him designated. Any state police officer or municipal police officer of the town or city where the business is carried on who performs such an examination may require any employee on the premises to provide proof of his identity. (128)

Sec. 21-42. Memorandum to person pawning, pledging or selling property. Payment terms. (129)(Text)

Each such pawnbroker shall, at the time of making any loan on a pawn or pledge of personal property or of purchasing such property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price or of purchasing such property from a person who is not a wholesaler, deliver to the person who pawns, pledges or sells such property a memorandum or note containing the entry required to be made in his record-keeping system by the provisions of section 21-41. Each such pawnbroker shall pay for any property received by pawn, pledge or purchase only by check, draft or money order and shall not pay cash for any such property except when the pawnbroker cashes a check, draft or money order for the person who is pawning, pledging or selling the property. When the pawnbroker cashes a check, draft or money order, he shall require proof of the identity of the person presenting the check, draft or money order in accordance with subsection (a) of section 21-41. Any person who wilfully violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. (130)

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