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Legislative Update

Now that Election Day has passed, legislators in many states will begin prefiling bills for the 2019 session.

You can easily keep track of bills and regulations targeting scrap metal and materials theft using the commodity and issue reports on ISRI's State Resources and Tracking page, or check the state specific pages to see what changes impacting the industry passed this year.

California AB 2676 was passed on September 14, extending the current requirements on recyclers and junk dealers applying for or renewing a weighmaster license until January 1, 2024; the provisions were set to expire at the end of the year. To keep up to date with the latest changes, visit ISRI's State Metals Theft Database or check the active bills and state metals theft law summaries for your state on the state specific pages.

Illinois HB 5056 passed in late August, amending scrap processor recordkeeping requirements under 625 ILCS 5/5-401.3 related to recyclable metal valued at $100 or more (vehicle code, but it also includes purchases of recyclable metal separate from the metals theft statutes under 815 ILCS 325) to specify that the photocopy or electronic scan of the seller's ID must be in color, along with other changes directly impacting vehicle detitling and dismantling requirements.

If you'd like to find out what changes could impact your company, visit ISRI's State Policy page or contact Danielle Waterfield and Justin Short if you have any questions about ISRI's Resources or legislation impacting your state.

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