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Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: May 20, 2013 09:54 AM
From: Representative Dan Moul
To: All House members
Subject: Amending the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act of 2008
In the near future I plan to introduce legislation amending the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act of 2008 to include second-hand dealers, such as used video game and electronics stores.

While pawn brokers, precious metals dealers and scrap metal processors are all currently required to collect identifying information from individuals selling used goods, retail outlets that offer a “buy back” service are not obligated to do so. The lack of a requirement to provide identifying information may incentivize the use of these services by individuals looking to sell stolen property. My legislation places identification requirements on second-hand dealers similar to those currently required of scrap metal processors and recycling centers. The legislation also provides for penalties and enforcement. By requiring identifying information as a condition of using a buy back service, second-hand dealers will be less likely to be used as a pipeline for stolen property.

Introduced as HB2038