METAL AND JEWELLERY (CONTROL OF SECOND-HAND) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   No person to deal in second-hand metal or second-hand jewellery without licence

   4   Mode of application for licence

   5   How applications to be dealt with

   6   When licence to be refused

   7   Transfer of licence

   8   Signboard to be erected by licensee

   9   Books to be kept by licensee

   10   Restriction of purchase or exchange of second-hand metal or second-hand jewellery by licensee

   11   Restriction on changing shape or form of second-hand metal or second-hand jewellery bought

   12   Licensee to notify police of specified articles known to be stolen, etc

   13   Search warrant

   14   Penalty for offences

   15   Cancellation of licence

   16   Power to make regulations

      SCHEDULE

 

THE METAL AND JEWELLERY CONTROL OF SECOND-HAND) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 30th December, 1946]

Cap 247.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Metal and Jewellery (Control of Second-hand) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act "jewellery" includes precious and semiprecious stones and all articles of personal use or adornment composed wholly or partly of gold, silver, platinum, or gold plate or silver plate.

3   No person to deal in second- hand metal or second- hand jewellery without licence

   No person shall deal in any second-hand metal or any second-hand jewellery except in accordance with a licence under this Act.

4   Mode of application for licence

   (1) Every person who desires to be licensed to deal in Second-hand metal or in second-hand jewellery shall make application in the prescribed form to the Resident Magistrate fo the parish in which he desires.

   (2) Every application under subsection (1) shall specify the premises upon which the applicant desires to deal in second- hand jewellery and shall be accompanied by a fee of one dollar.

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   (3) Every person who intends to apply for a licence under this act shall give not less than seven days' notice of his intention so to do the Superintendent of Police in charge of the parish in which are situated the premises upon which he desires to deal in second-hand metal or second-hand jewellery.

5   How applications to be dealt with

   (1) The Resident Magistrate shall consider every application made under section 4 and shall, subject to the provisions of section 6, either grant or refuse such licence as he may in his absolute discretion think fit.

   (2) Every licence granted under subsection (1) shall be in such form as may be prescribed and shall expire on the 31st day of March next after the date upon which it is granted.

6   When licence to be refused

   The Resident Magistrate shall refuse any application for licence under this Act-

   (a)   if the the applicant has been convicted of any breach of the provisions of this Act during the three years next preceding the date of such application;

   (b)   if the applicant has been convicted of any offence involving fraud during the five years next preceding the date of such application; or

   (c)   unless he is satisfied that the applicant has complied with the requirements of subsection (3) of section 4.

7   Transfer of licence

   The Resident Magistrate for any parish may, on the application of any person licensed under section 5 to deal in second-hand metal or second-hand jewellery upon any premises situated in that parish, order that such licence be transferred to any other premises situated in that parish, and thereupon all the provisions of this Act shall apply to the premises specified in such order as if those premises had been the premises specified in an application under section 4.

8   Signboard to be erected by licensee

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