legislators are considering changing an existing law to
increase record-keeping for nonferrous scrap purchases.
The bill, aimed at combating
metal thefts, would mandate that metal recyclers take a
photograph of each customer, the delivery vehicle and the load
of nonferrous or stainless steel. After a customer has been
photographed three times in one year, subsequent deals
wont require photographs.
A provision was added to exclude
aluminum cans from the requirement.
The legislation also would make it a felony to strip copper
or nonferrous metals from utility and communications