Recyclers slam proposed Ark. copper scrap bill

Mar 22, 2013 | 03:04 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  copper scrap, scrap anti-theft bill, Arkansas, recyclers, HB 1982, Rep. David Hillman, sales permit, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — A scrap metal bill that would require anyone selling copper in Arkansas to first make a stop at a local law enforcement agency is being frowned upon by local recyclers.

H.B.1982, sponsored by state Rep. David Hillman (D., District 13), is aimed at protecting agricultural producers’ and farmers’ equipment. It would require that anyone selling a load that includes copper to acquire a permit and have the material photographed by the county sheriff preceding all copper sales.....

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