Ga. governor OKs legislation targeting scrap metals thefts

Apr 18, 2012 | 10:05 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  scrap, Georgia legislation, metals thefts, Nathan Deal, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Georgia’s governor has signed legislation that bans cash payments for scrap metals and requires recyclers to shorten their hours as part of efforts to thwart metals thefts in the state. The measures go into effect July 1.

Sellers of coil products and certain copper wires will be required to provide identification and a work order or receipt to prove that the metals being scrapped weren’t illicitly gained, according to House Bill 872, signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.....

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