Expedited
Bill No.
18-14
Concerning: Secondhand
Personal
Property - Automated
Purchasing
Machines
Revised:
0413012014
Draft No. 3
Introduced:
March 18.2014
Enaded:
Mav 6. 2014
Executive:
Mav 19. 2014
Effective:
May
19. 2014
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Laws
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2014
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President Rice and
Councilmembers,
Branson, Floreen, Riemer, Council Vice
President Leventhal and Cotmcilmembers Navarro and EIrich
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
prohibit the use of
automated.
purchasing machines for the purchase ofpersonal
property;
(2)
define certain
tenns;
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provide certain exceptions; and
(4) generally amend the secondhand personal property law.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
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Secondhand Personal Property
Sections 44A-I, 44A-I6 and 44A-I7
And
adding
Section 44A-I8
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The
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ExPEDITED BILL NO. 18-14
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Sec 1. Sections 44A-l, 44A-16 and 44A-17 are amended and Section
44A-18
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added as follows:
44A-l. Definitions.
When used in this chapter:
Automated Purchasing Machine
means a self-service device that:
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designed to dispense payment
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exchange for personal
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reverse vending machine.
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Recyclable materials
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recyclable solid waste
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44A-16. Automated Pnrchasin2 Machines.
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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 for recyclable materials.
This Section does not prohibit the
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use of an automated purchasing machine exclusively [[for collectingJ]
to collect recyclable materials [lPursuant
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under
operated or -approved recycling program.
44A-17. Regulations; restitution.
The Executive must adopt reasonable regulations under method (3) to
implement and
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ster this Chapter which may authorize the County to obtain
restitution on behalf of an injured party.
[44A-17.] 44A-18. Penalties.
(a) 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.]
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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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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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