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2013 Senate Bill 679: Establish scrap metal theft legal presumption
  1. Introduced by Sen. Virgil Smith, Jr. (D) on November 13, 2013, to establish a “rebuttable presumption” that a person caught stripping more than $100 or 100 pounds of metal from a building or structure does not have the permission of the owner, and so is committing larceny as defined in a 2008 scrap metal theft law.
    • Referred to the Senate Economic Development Committee on November 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on December 5, 2013, to establish that having a valid copy of an applicable building or demolition permit rebuts the proposed presumption. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 5, 2013.
  2. Passed 36 to 1 in the Senate on December 5, 2013, to establish a “rebuttable presumption” that a person caught stripping more than $100 or 100 pounds of metal from a building or structure does not have the permission of the owner, and so is committing larceny as defined in a 2008 scrap metal theft law.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on December 5, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on December 5, 2013.

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