Mich. scrap theft law draws mixed response

May 02, 2014 | 05:26 PM | Bhavna Patel

Tags  metals, scrap, theft, legislation, Michigan, Rep. Paul Muxlow, Gov. Rick Snyder, David Murray mixed reaction

NEW YORK — A new Michigan law aimed at curbing scrap metal theft is more likely to damage the scrap industry than help it, industry participants claim.

The legislation, sponsored by state Rep. Paul Muxlow, was signed into law April 10 by Gov. Rick Snyder, who said the legislation will make it more challenging for thieves to sell stolen metals, particularly copper wiring and pipes, air conditioners and catalytic converters.....

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