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2013 Senate Bill 679: Establish scrap metal theft legal presumption
  1. Introduced by Sen. Virgil Smith (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.   Full Text and Analysis.
    • 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.
      1. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 5, 2013.
    1. 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.
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  2. Received in the House on December 5, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on December 5, 2013.

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