PITTSBURGH A bill working
its way through the Missouri Senate would add catalytic
converters to the states list of regulated materials.
Missouri already regulates the
sale of aluminum wire, copper, brass and bronze. Recyclers are
prohibited from paying more than $50 in cash for such materials
and must keep written or electronic records of those sales for
convertersautomobile parts that can sell for much more
than $50are coveted by thieves because they contain
The measure, S.B.102, was sponsored by state Sen. Will Kraus
(R., District 8). It has had its second reading and was
referred to the states Commerce, Consumer Protection,
Energy and the Environment Committee late last week.