Arkansas set for new scrap theft law

Jul 25, 2011 | 06:48 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  Arkansas, scrap, theft, Larry Alman, Sol Alman Co., Walter Wright, Arkansas Recyclers Association, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — A new law governing aluminum and copper scrap purchases in Arkansas will come into effect Thursday, when scrap metal sellers will be required to sign documents detailing where they acquired the scrap and reveal if they have been previously involved in any scrap metal offense.

It also offers enforcement agencies more teeth to penalize those knowingly buying stolen scrap or sellers providing false information.

The development is largely considered a victory for the state’s scrap industry after it successfully modified language in the original House legislation that could have created several hurdles for those selling scrap legitimately.....

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