Introduced by Rep. Andy Meisner (D) on May 22, 2008
To impose regulations and record keeping requirements on nonferrous metal dealers who buy and sell scrap metal that does not contain significant quantities of ferrous metal but contains copper, brass, aluminum, bronze, lead, zinc, or nickel. Dealers would have to record and retain details of sellers and their vehicles, and would be subject to regulations regarding method of payment, holding and tagging certain specified items to make sure they are not stolen, and more. Violations would be subject to civil fines of up to $5,000, criminal penalties of up to 93 days in jail, and triple damages in a lawsuit brought by a theft victim. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 22, 2008
Reported in the House on June 3, 2008
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 11, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2008
Amendment offered by Rep. Andy Meisner (D) on June 11, 2008
To make minor changes to wording and references in the bill which do not change its substance as described.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 11, 2008