legislators have proposed an expansion of existing scrap metal
laws that would require recyclers to be registered as well as
submit daily transaction details to a database.
The proposal (S.B.22), which has
been sent to the Judiciary Committee for review, would give
recyclers 60 days from the passage of the legislation to obtain
a certificate of registration from the Office of Occupations
and Professions of the Public Protection Cabinet. The cost of
the certificate has yet to be determined.
The proposed requirement came as
no surprise to recyclers. H.B.390, which was signed into law
last April, also requires a certificate, but registration
details are still being hashed out, according to a Kentucky
The proposed changes also call
for expanding the states list of restricted metals to
include construction, industrial, lawn, landscape and farm
equipment. Manhole covers, utility poles and railroad
equipment, which are already on the list, have to be paid for
transactions would have to be forwarded daily to Kentucky State
Police, which would select an outside vendor to oversee the
secondary metals recycler database.
A new proposed section would
require that junked vehicles come with a title or a notarized
document acknowledging that it is being sold by the
The Kentucky Recyclers
Association is working with a lobbyist to provide input for the
states laws, the recycler said.