Expedited Bill No.
18-14
Concerning: Secondhand
Personal
Property - Automated Purchasing
Machines
Revised:
04/30/2014
Draft No. 3
Introduced:
March 18,2014
Enacted:
May 6,2014
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: COlUlCil President Rice and Councilmembers, Branson, Floreen, Riemer, Council Vice
President Leventhal and Councilmembers Navarro and EIrich
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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prohibit the use ofautomated purchasing machines for the purchase ofpersonal
property;
(2) define certain tenns;
(3) provide certain exceptions; and
(4) generally amend the secondhand personal property law.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 44A, Secondhand Personal Property
Sections 44A-l, 44A-16 and 44A-17
And adding
Section 44A-18
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec 1. Sections 44A-1, 44A-16 and 44A-17 are amended and Section
44A-18 is added as follows:
44A-1. Definitions.
When used in this chapter:
Automated Purchasing Machine
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self-service device that:
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is designed to dispense payment in exchange for personal
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reverse vending machine.
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Recyclable materials
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44A-16. Automated Purchasing Machines.
General Prohibition.
Except as otherwise provided in this Section,
person must not purchase or offer to purchase any personal property
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means of an automated purchasing machine.
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Exception {or recyclable materials.
This Section does not prohibit the
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use of an automated purchasing machine exclusively [[for collectingl]
to collect recyclable materials [[pursuant to]] under
operated or -approved recycling program.
44A-17. Regulations; restitution.
The Executive must adopt reasonable regulations under method (3) to
implement and administer this Chapter which may authorize the County to obtain
restitution on behalf of an injured party.
[44A-17.] 44A-18. Penalties.
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Any person who violates this Chapter is subject to punishment for a
class A violation. Each day that a violation continues is a separate
offense.
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(b)
The Director of the Office of Consumer Protection may file an action
in any court with jurisdiction to enjoin any violation of this Chapter or
to enforce any order or decision issued under this Chapter.
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[44A-18. Reserved.]
Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on the date on which it
becomes law.
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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