senate Bill S536

Requires scrap processors to record certain information

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION

Summary

Requires scrap processors to record the license plate number of motor vehicles driven by sellers of scrap materials.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S536
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง69-g, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7321

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S536

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring scrap
processors to record certain information

PURPOSE:
This bill strengthens the records scrap processors must keep upon
purchase to include the driver's license of the motor vehicle driven
by the seller at the time of the transaction.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 69-g of the general business law, as amended
by chapter 302 of the laws of 2007, to include the requirement to
record the license plate number of the motor vehicle driven by the
seller at the time of the transaction, in addition to the other
requirements currently in statute.

EXISTING LAW:
Currently, scrap processors are required to record certain information
on each purchase of metal, bronze or brass castings, utility wire,
iron, steel and/or nonferrous scrap over $50, including the date of
purchase, name of seller, residence address by street, number, city,
village or town, the driver's license number or information from a
government issue photographic identification card, and the type and
quantity of the purchase, and hold these records for 3 years.

JUSTIFICATION:
Metal theft is a growing problem, with the theft of copper piping and
wire from buildings, utility poles, and other locations becoming more
prevalent.
This type of theft often carries great safety risks for the home and
building owners, in addition to financial hardship. This bill would
require the additional recording of a license plate number at the
point of sale at scrap yards, which aims to help law enforcement
track down those individuals that have stolen these metals.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.7321 Referred to Consumer Protection

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   536

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in relation to requiring scrap
  processors to record certain information

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Section  69-g  of the general business law, as amended by
chapter 302 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 69-g. Records.  1.  Such  scrap  processor  shall  record  (i)  each
purchase  of any pig or pigs of metal, bronze or brass castings or parts
thereof, sprues or gates or parts thereof, utility  wire  or  brass  car
journals,  or  of metal beer kegs, and (ii) each purchase of iron, steel
and/or nonferrous scrap for a  price  of  fifty  dollars  or  more,  and
preserve  such  record  for  a period of three years; which record shall
show the date of purchase, name of  seller,  his  residence  address  by
street,  number,  city, village or town, THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBER OF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVEN BY THE SELLER AT THE TIME OF TRANSACTION, the driv-
er's license number or information from a government issued photographic
identification card, if any, of such person, or by such  description  as
will  reasonably  locate  the  seller,  the  type  and  quantity of such
purchase; and the scrap processor shall cause such record to  be  signed
by  the  seller  or  his  agent.  It shall be unlawful for any seller to
refuse to furnish such information or to furnish incorrect or incomplete
information. Such scrap processor shall also make and retain a  copy  of
the  government  issued  photographic identification card used to verify
the identity of the person from whom the scrap metal was  purchased  and
shall  retain  this  copy  in  a  separate  book, register or electronic
archive for two years from the date of purchase.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03947-01-3

S. 536                              2

  2. Such records shall  be  available  for  inspection  by  the  police
department  of  the state or the municipality in which the establishment
is located.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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