PITTSBURGH Nevada metal
recyclers could be required to report transactions
electronically if a recently introduced bill is approved.
The legislation would authorize
local law enforcement agencies to establish an electronic
reporting system that would record details of scrap metal
purchases. Metal recyclers operating in a jurisdiction where
law enforcement decides to adopt such a system would be
required to upload the previous days sales before
The system would be secure, and
accessible only to scrap metal processors and law enforcement
Any jurisdiction adopting the
system would have to file an annual report indicating whether
the system helped lower metal thefts.
Recyclers operating in areas not
using an electronic system will continue to be required to
maintain sales records.
A Nevada Senate committee
hearing on the bill is scheduled for March 18.