Fee-supported metal theft bill advances in Calif.
Jun 06, 2014 | 10:03 AM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Proposed legislation in California that would tack a 1-percent fee on recycling transactions to support a "metal theft task force" was overwhelmingly approved by the state assembly.
The bill passed by a vote of 66 to 3, according to a spokesman for the bills sponsor, Brian Nestande (R., Palm Desert).
The task force would be overseen by the states office of emergency services and supported by a 1-percent fee on payouts at the states recycling centers, according to the spokesman, who said the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is the bills main organized opponent. "Were working with them to see if we can come up with a compromise," he said.....
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