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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. As defined under I.C. 35-31.5-2-185.
LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES. The investigation of criminal activity by a law enforcement officer.
PAWNBROKER. Shall have the same meaning as pawnshop.
PAWNSHOP. Any person, partnership, association, or corporation lending money on the deposit or pledge of personal property, or who deals in the purchase of personal property on the condition of selling the property back again at a stipulated price, other than choose in action, securities, or printed evidence of indebtedness.
PERSON. An individual, a firm, an association, a limited liability company, a partnership, a joint stock association, sole proprietorship, joint venture, unincorporated organization, a trust, a corporation, or any other form of entity.
PLEDGE. Providing goods, articles, or things as security for a loan or obligation.
PRECIOUS METAL. Any items containing precious metals, including but not limited to silver, gold and platinum; or containing gems including, but not limited to, diamonds, rubies or emeralds.
PRECIOUS METAL DEALER. A person who engages in the business of purchasing precious metal for the purpose of reselling the precious metal in any form.
SCRAP METAL. Any items containing scrap metals, including but not limited to iron, steel, copper, brass, aluminum, zinc, magnesium, tin, nickel, and lead.
SCRAP METAL DEALER. Any person engaged in the business of purchasing and reselling scrap metal either at a permanently established place of business or in connection with a business of an itinerant nature, including junk shops, junkyards, junk stores, scrap metal dealers or processors, salvage yards, collectors of or dealers in junk and junk cars or trucks, or the seller of any scrap metals originating from a building structure.
SCRAPYARD. Any establishment or place of business which is maintained, operated, or used for storing, keeping, buying, or selling scrap metals, building materials, rope, rags, batteries, paper trash, rubber debris, waste. This term shall not be construed or applicable to foundry manufacturing businesses or plants. The term SCRAPYARD will apply in general to any business or establishment concerned mainly or primarily with the storage, processing, recycling or salvaging of used or secondhand materials.
SECONDHAND RETAILER. Any person who engages in the business of purchasing, selling, or exchanging secondhand goods or articles.
TRANSACTION. The instance of buying an item or items in a singular event.
VALUABLE METAL. Copper, titanium, stainless steel, copper alloy or brass, formed as a bar, cable, rod, tubing, wire, wire scrap, clamp, connector, bushing or bearing or other appurtenances utilized or that can be utilized by persons, firms, corporations or municipal corporations engaged in either the generation, transmission or distribution of electric energy, in telephone, telegraph or other communications, or by railroads; or any copper, copper alloy or brass, or aluminum materials utilized for the purpose of plumbing, storm doors and windows, siding, or gutters of building structures or automotive parts.
VALUABLE METAL DEALER. Any person engaged in the business of purchasing and reselling valuable metal either at a permanently established place of business or in connection with a business of an itinerant nature, including junk shops, junkyards, junk stores, auto wreckers, scrap metal dealers or processors, salvage yards, collectors of or dealers in junk and junk cars or trucks, or the seller of any valuable metals originating from a building structure.
(Ord. 2020-1, passed 3-4-20)