Subchapter 1 - DEALERS IN SECOND-HAND WEIGHING OR MEASURING DEVICES¶
§ 20-601 License required. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in or conduct the business of dealing in, trading in, selling, receiving or repairing condemned, rebuilt or used weighing or measuring devices without a permit therefor.
§ 20-602 Application for permit. a. Any person before engaging in such business shall file a written application with the commissioner for such permit, stating in such application the location of the place in which such business is to be conducted. b. Such application shall be in the form prescribed by such commissioner. c. Such permit shall be granted only to a person of the age of eighteen years or over.
§ 20-603 Permit; fee. a. After the filing of such an application, and investigation thereof duly made, the commissioner, if he or she approves of such application, may issue a permit conditioned upon compliance with the provisions of this subchapter and with the rules and regulations of any city agency applicable to such permittee. b. The fee for such permit for a year, or any portion thereof, shall be sixty dollars, and shall be payable upon the filing of such application. c. Such permit shall expire on the twenty-eighth day of February next succeeding the date of issuance thereof.
§ 20-604 Notice as to repaired devices. Every person engaged in the business of dealing in, trading in, selling, receiving or repairing condemned, rebuilt or used weighing or measuring devices, within five days after the making of a repair, or the sale and delivery of a repaired, rebuilt, or used weighing or measuring device, shall serve notice in writing on the commissioner giving the name and address of the person for whom such repair has been made, or to whom a repaired, rebuilt or used weighing or measuring device has been sold or delivered, and shall include a statement that such device has been so altered, rebuilt or repaired as to conform to the standard specifications and regulations of such department.
§ 20-605 Condemned devices; return of tags. Any person who accepts weighing or measuring devices in trade for others shall remove the condemned tags from those devices which have been condemned by the department and which are intended for dismantling or destruction. Such tags shall be returned to the department within five days thereafter, with a statement describing the weighing or measuring device, giving the name and address of the person from whom it was received, and a statement to the effect that it has been dismantled or destroyed.
§ 20-606 Records. a. Every person duly registered pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter shall maintain a book or register in which the following information shall be kept: 1. The name and address of every person for whom weighing or measuring devices are repaired; 2. The name and address of every person to whom a repaired, rebuilt, or used weighing or measuring device has been sold or delivered. b. Such books shall be open for inspection at all reasonable times to any police officer, inspector or person duly authorized by the commissioner, or by any judge of the criminal court of the city of New York.
§ 20-607 Comparison of testing equipment. All persons dealing in, trading in, selling, receiving or repairing condemned, rebuilt or used weighing or measuring devices, shall submit their testing equipment at least once a year, to the testing station of the department for comparison and calibration with the prime standards maintained by such department, after which the department shall issue to such person a statement or certificate of its findings.
§ 20-608 Violations. Any person violating any of the provisions of this subchapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined a sum of not more than one hundred dollars for each offense, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten days, or by both, and, in the discretion of the commissioner, shall be liable to have his or her permit suspended, revoked or cancelled.