The bill requires a person who sells, transfers, buys, or receives a catalytic converter or its parts for the purpose of recycling, processing, or smelting the catalytic converter or its parts to keep a record of the sale, transfer, purchase, or receipt including:
The name and contact information for the person to whom the catalytic converter or its parts were sold or transferred to or bought or received from;
The date of the transaction;
The quantities of the transaction; and
The vehicle identification number of the car that the catalytic converter was removed from or any identification number associated with the catalytic converter. The person is required to keep the record for a year from the date of the sale or transfer and shall allow law enforcement, the commodity metals theft prevention task force, or the department of public health and environment to review the records upon request.
The bill requires the state patrol to develop an inspection form for authorities to use when inspecting applicable facilities for compliance with commodity metal transaction reporting requirements. Upon completion of the inspection form, the agency completing the inspection shall send the form to the state patrol within 2 weeks of completing the inspection. The state patrol has to provide a summary of all the statewide inspections to the commodity metal task force. The task force shall consider the report at a public meeting.
The bill creates the catalytic converter identification and theft prevention grant program to award grants to eligible recipients for public awareness campaigns regarding catalytic converter theft, catalytic converter theft prevention parts, assistance to victims of catalytic converter theft, and catalytic converter identification and tracking efforts.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)