PITTSBURGH The governor
of Arizona has signed into law two bills that will affect scrap
House Bill 2262 will require
recyclers to register with the Arizona Department of Public
Safety (DPS). The cost of the two-year permit will be
determined by the DPS, which will oversee the creation of a
database of recyclers (
amm.com, Feb. 7).
Recyclers will have to record
details on all sales, as a previous rule eliminating
transaction records for sales less than $25 has been removed.
Aluminum cans are exempt.
Senate Bill 1107, which has also
been signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, makes it illegal to sell
or possess stolen metal. The severity of the legal charge will
be based on the value of an item stolen, ranging from a
misdemeanor for metal thefts under $1,000 to a class 2 felony
for thefts of over $25,000 in value.
The legislation goes into effect