SB 683 - This act creates record-keeping requirements for purchasers of certain scrap metals, which are aluminum or copper wire, cable, bars, ingots, rods, tubes, pipes, scraps, clamps, or connectors. Purchasers of scrap metal must maintain for 24 months the following records: the right thumbprint of the seller of the metal and a copy of his or her driver's license or other state issued identification; the motor vehicle license number of the vehicle used in the delivery of the metal; the date, time, and location of the purchase; and a description of the purchase.
Scrap metals can not be re-sold or disposed of for at least 15 days after their acquisition. If a metal theft alert is received, the metals must be retained an additional 30 days. Transfers of scrap metals after the required holding period shall be documented in the same way as the original transaction in which the metal was acquired.
The records required in this act shall be made available to any law enforcement agent, or authorized agent of any rural electric cooperative, electric utility or railroad corporation at any reasonable time.
A knowing violation of this act is a class B misdemeanor subject to a fine of at least $1,000 to $10,000.
This act is similar to HB 547 (2007).