Scrap metal theft focus of two bills in the state Legislature

By | February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.