Missouri lawmakers approve scrap metal measure

Friday, May 17, 2013 | 1:12 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would require scrap metal dealers to collect more information from the people who sell them metal.

A 2008 state law required scrap dealers to keep records for transactions involving aluminum and copper. The new legislation would require dealers to also record sales involving catalytic converters. Dealers also would have to keep track of the license plate numbers of sellers.

Scrap metal dealers would be prohibited from buying metal that is identified as belonging to telecommunications or cable providers.

The legislation gained final approval Friday, and it now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.


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Tony Black May 17, 2013 | 2:18 p.m.

What????? They want you to keep RECORDS????? Isn't that a violation of privacy??? The only way to stop a bad guy with a catalytic converter is a good guy with a catalytic converter!!!!!! Trouble is very few people will see the glaring irony in this legislation.
Scrap metal records = good
gun records = bad

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frank christian May 17, 2013 | 10:07 p.m.

TB - What a lemon! The economy brought us by our liberal democrat party and it's marxist leader, has made theft of these items,a new problem.

No constitutional amendments are at issue here, only the concept of law and order. An issue somehow always ignored by you and yours. Try to wise up.

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