2016 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 21 - Licenses
Chapter 409 - Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers
Section 21-45 - Sale or disposition of deposited or pledged property.
No pawnbroker shall sell or dispose of any personal property left with such pawnbroker in deposit or pledge for money loaned or as a result of the purchase of such property on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price in less than sixty days from the date when the same is left in deposit or pledge or purchased on condition of selling the same back again at a stipulated price, except when such sale or disposition is to the person who deposited, pledged or sold such property or an authorized agent of such person. All such property may be sold or disposed of at the place of business of such pawnbroker or at public sale after such sixty-day period. Upon the expiration of sixty days from the date when such property is left with a pawnbroker, if the person who deposited or pledged such property fails to redeem any such property in accordance with the terms of the transaction, such right of redemption or repurchase on the part of the person who deposited or pledged such property shall be extinguished and the pawnbroker shall acquire the entire interest in the property that was held by the person who deposited or pledged such property prior to such deposit or pledge without further notice to such person.
(1949 Rev., S. 4670; P.A. 97-164, S. 6; P.A. 11-100, S. 7.)
History: P.A. 97-164 replaced references to “lender” with “pawnbroker”, reduced from six to two months the period pledged property must be held, and replaced provision that all such property “shall be sold or disposed of, at public or private sale,” with provision that all such property “may be sold or disposed of at the premises of such pawnbroker or at public sale”; P.A. 11-100 deleted requirement re newspaper advertisement prior to sale or disposition of property deposited with or pledged or sold to pawnbroker, specified that pawnbroker acquires entire interest in such property after 60 days if person who deposited or pledged such property fails to redeem such property within such time period, and made technical changes.
Cited. 77 C. 150. Applies to repurchase transactions. 201 C. 89.