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(a) No pawnbroker, secondhand dealer or scrap metal processor subject to this chapter shall knowingly purchase or acquire any article, ware or merchandise:
(1) From any person or persons under the age of 18 unless that person or person is:
a. Recycling aluminum cans; or
b. Accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian;
(2) From any person under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or drug when such condition is visible or apparent; or
(3) Which has an altered, obliterated or otherwise tampered with serial number or identifying marking.
(b) No pawnbroker subject to this chapter shall take or receive as a pledge or pawn any artificial limb or wheelchair.
(c) A scrap metal processor may not purchase a catalytic converter from an individual unless the individual, at the time of purchase, provides identification as:
(1) A licensed automotive dismantler and recycler or scrap metal processor; or
(2) An agent or employee of a licensed commercial enterprise.
(d) A scrap metal processor may not purchase the following items from an individual unless the individual, at the time of purchase, provides appropriate authorization from a relevant business or unit of federal, state, or local government specifically authorizing the individual to conduct the transaction.
(1) Metal bleachers;
(2) Hard-drawn copper;
(3) Metal beer kegs;
(4) Cemetery urns;
(5) Grave markers;
(6) Materials related to railroad infrastructure; and
(7) Any other used articles owned by a public utility including:
b. Manhole covers;
c. Metal light poles;
d. Tree grates;
e. Water meters; and
f. Street signs.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Delaware Code Title 24. Professions and Occupations § 2307. Prohibited transactions - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/de/title-24-professions-and-occupations/de-code-sect-24-2307.html
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