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2013 House Bill 4595: Expand scrap metal theft law scope

Public Act 217 of 2013

Introduced by Rep. Jim Ananich (D) on April 18, 2013 To expand penalties authorized for stealing nonferrous metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, bronze, lead, zinc, or nickel, so they apply to any scrap metal theft.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on April 18, 2013
Reported in the House on October 1, 2013 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on October 24, 2013
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 24, 2013
Passed 99 to 8 in the House on October 31, 2013.
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To expand a scrap metal dealer regulatory regime authorized by a 2008 law that imposed new regulations and record keeping requirements on sales of nonferrous scrap metal, so that it also applies to sales of scrap iron (ferrous metals). This and House Bill 4593 would also add new regulations, including a three-day delay on payments to individuals selling "scrapped" catalytic converters, air conditioners and stripped copper wire; require dealers to examine the identification of individual sellers; require dealers to keep photographs of the purchased scrap metal; and more.
Received in the Senate on November 5, 2013
Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on November 5, 2013
Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2013 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 11, 2013.
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To expand a scrap metal dealer regulatory regime authorized by a 2008 law that imposed new regulations and record keeping requirements on sales of nonferrous scrap metal, so that it also applies to sales of scrap iron (ferrous metals). This and House Bill 4593 would require the scrap metal industry to create a real time database of each purchase by a scrap metal dealer of "scrapped" catalytic converters, air conditioners and stripped copper wire; until it did so the bill would impose a three-day delay on payments to individuals who sell these things. It would also require dealers to check sellers against this database, keep photographs of the purchased scrap metal, and more.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 21, 2013

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