Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Amendment Act 2013

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Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 146
Date of assent17 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
4 Interpretation
  • Paragraph (a) of the definition of secondhand dealer in section 4 is repealed and the following paragraph substituted:

    • (a) who buys (other than for personal use or enjoyment or as a gift), sells, exchanges, or otherwise deals in secondhand articles or scrap metal; and.

5 Secondhand dealers engaged in business to be licensed
  • Section 6 is amended by repealing subsection (3) and substituting the following subsection:

    • (3) For the purposes of this Act, a person is presumed (in the absence of evidence to the contrary) to be engaged in business as a secondhand dealer if the person—

      • (a) on 6 or more different days within a 12-month period—

        • (i) buys secondhand articles or scrap metal for purposes other than personal use or enjoyment or as a gift; or

        • (ii) sells or exchanges secondhand articles or scrap metal that was acquired by the person for purposes other than personal use or enjoyment or as a gift; or

      • (b) within a 12-month period, obtains revenue of more than $2,000 from the sale of secondhand articles or scrap metal that was acquired by the person for purposes other than personal use or enjoyment or as a gift.


Legislative history

3 December 2013Divided from Consumer Law Reform Bill (Bill 287–2) by committee of the whole House as Bill 287–3D
10 December 2013Third reading
17 December 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.