The Capitol Record

Scrap metal theft focus of two bills in the state Legislature

An effort to crack down on scrap metal theft is underway in the Legislature. On Tuesday’s “Legislative Review,” we cover debate over a bill that would require scrap metal businesses to obtain a license from the state. A similar effort would create a “no buy” database of people with certain criminal convictions, such as robbery or possession of stolen goods.

The scrap metal bills are HB 1552 and HB 1756. Recently, the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing released a report outlining the problem of scrap metal theft across the nation.

Plus, we cover testimony over a couple of bills aimed at lowering the high school dropout rate, as well as a bill that would allow the state to sell the naming rights of transportation facilities like bridges, roads and rest stops.

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