National scrap metals theft bill reintroduced

Mar 04, 2013 | 11:11 AM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  metals theft prevention act, ISRI, Charles Schumer, Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham, John Hoeven,, Civic Impulse Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A Senate bill has been reintroduced that aims to curb scrap metals theft, but a federal bill tracking system indicates the legislation has little chance of passing.

The Metal Theft Prevention Act, introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.), would limit cash payments to customers at $100, require sellers to provide proof of ownership and make it a federal offense to steal metal from infrastructure. Other primary....

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