Sen. Schumer to introduce bill to combat scrap metal thefts

There's a new effort to combat scrap metal thefts. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is introducing new legislation called the Metal Theft Prevention Act, which would crack down on those who sell stolen scrap

News 12 Staff

Aug 29, 2012, 10:46 PM

Updated 4,283 days ago

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Sen. Schumer to introduce bill to combat scrap metal thefts
There's a new effort to combat scrap metal thefts. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is introducing new legislation called the Metal Theft Prevention Act, which would crack down on those who sell stolen scrap metal and the recycling companies that buy it. Under the law, sellers would have to show their ID and buyers would have to keep detailed records of metal purchases. Schumer is also calling on recycling companies to cap the payout at $100 cash and pay the rest as a check. Nassau and Suffolk police have reported more than 1,000 incidents of metal thefts over the past year. Schumer says he'll introduce the legislation when lawmakers get back from recess.


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