§ 110.34  ELECTRONIC RECORD KEEPING REQUIRED.
   (A)   Every secondhand dealer shall obtain the statutorily-required information for each purchase transaction.
   (B)   All secondhand dealers shall further obtain the following information when purchasing or exchanging secondhand goods from a seller at the secondhand dealer's place of business:
      (1)   A clear and accurate description of the property, including model and serial number if indicated on the property;
      (2)   The name, residence address, phone number and date of birth of the seller;
      (3)   The date and time of the sale;
      (4)   Type of identification and the identification number accepted from the seller;
      (5)   A description of the seller, including approximate height, weight, sex and race; and
      (6)   Amount of consideration given for the property.
   (C)   All secondhand dealers shall, within 48 hours of the transaction, electronically submit the information required in divisions (A) and (B) of this section to the town Police Department. At the designation of the Police Chief, such transmissions shall be made to the agency or company that the Police Department contracts to provide online data pertaining to reported stolen goods.
   (D)   In the event that a secondhand dealer does not have online access or a technological failure prevents a secondhand dealer from reporting electronically, the secondhand dealer shall immediately notify the Police Department of the failure and have physical records of the information required in divisions (A) and (B) of this section submitted each regular business day to the Police Department. Upon resolution of the technological failure, the secondhand dealer shall submit the required information electronically to the Police Department from each regular business day the technological failure existed.
   (E)   Any secondhand dealer, with the exception of secondary metal recyclers, convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than $500. Secondary metal recyclers convicted of violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the provisions set forth in G.S. § 66-429.
(Ord. passed 12-1-14)