GRBJ: Businesses want law to deter scrap metal theft

9:43 AM, Jan 6, 2014   |    comments
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(GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL) A coalition of businesses in Michigan is driving a major overhaul of the state's Nonferrous Metal Regulatory Act to make the sale of stolen scrap metal harder to get away with.

The major change in the existing law is to expand it to include ferrous metals - iron and steel - in addition to nonferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, lead, nickel, tin and zinc.

Other proposed changes relate to how and when an individual selling scrap is paid, and requirements for recording an image of the seller and the material being sold, up to and including videotaping the transaction.

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