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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to consumer protection|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to consumer protection|
senate Bill S1531
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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- Delivered to Governor
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S1531 - Details
S1531 - Summary
Provides for the lawful sale of scrap copper and other metals by junk dealers; restricts sale of certain items; increases existing penalties.
S1531 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1531 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the lawful sale of scrap copper and other metals by junk dealers PURPOSE OF BILL: This bill would: (1) impose stricter regulations on salvage dealers and scrap metal processors who purchase scrap metals; (2) amend the penalties for scrap metal dealers and scram metal sellers who engage in illegal transactions in violation of these provisions; and (3) increase the monetary damages levied against defendants convicted of these offenses. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would amend General Business Law (GEL) 5 62 to require salvage dealers to obtain a copy of a government-issued identification card from the seller of scrap metals, and would require sellers to provide written verification of their authority to sell such scrap metal. Section 2 of the bill would make a conforming change to GEL § 63 to ensure that dealers segregate purchased scrap metal for the
S1531 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1531 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PERKINS -- 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 the lawful sale of scrap copper and other metals by junk dealers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 62 of the general business law, as amended by chap- ter 302 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: S 62. Statement required from persons selling certain property. 1. On purchasing any pig or pigs of metal, bronze or brass castings or parts thereof, sprues or gates or parts thereof, copper TUBING OR wire or brass car journals, or metal beer kegs, such junk dealer shall: (A) TAKE A COPY OF THE SELLER'S GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION; AND (B) cause to be subscribed by the person from whom purchased a statement as to: (I) when, where and from whom he or she obtained such property[, also his or her identity as verified by a government issued identifica- tion card,] OR OTHER PROOF OF AUTHORIZATION TO SELL SUCH ITEMS; (II) THE PERSON'S age, residence by city, village or town, and the street and number thereof, if any, the driver's license number or information from a government issued identification card, if any, of such person, and otherwise such description as will reasonably locate the same[, his or her]; (III) THE PERSON'S occupation and name of his or her employer and place of employment or business, which statement the junk dealer shall forthwith file in the office of the chief of police of the city or village in which the purchase was made, if made in a city or incorpo- rated village, and otherwise in the office of the sheriff of the county in which made. THE JUNK DEALER SHALL CAUSE SUCH STATEMENT TO BE SIGNED BY THE SELLER. The junk metal dealer 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 junk metal was purchased and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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