Bills seek to prevent scrap metal theft

3:43 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Bills seek to prevent scrap metal theft

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The legislation would not allow recycling companies to pay people cash for commonly stolen items like copper wire, air conditioners, and catalytic converters. Recycling companies can also choose to hold off on cash payments for three days.
LANSING, MI -- A Michigan House panel on Tuesday approved a long-discussed, much-debated proposal designed to curb metal theft that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies have said is " tearing apart communities." The bipartisan legislation, nearly two years in the making and still a priority for Michigan Gov.