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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 25, 2019 02:01 PM
From: Representative Dan Moul
To: All House members
Subject: Amending the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act of 2008-Prior HB134
 
Soon I plan to re-introduce legislation amending the Scrap Material Theft Prevention Act of 2008 to include second-hand dealers, such as used video game and electronics stores. This legislation was previously introduced as HB 134 (2017-18.)

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 HB646