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Chapter 407

Effective - 28 Aug 2018, 4 histories bottom

  407.300.  Certain materials, collectors and dealers to keep register, information required — penalty — exempt transactions. — 1.  Every purchaser or collector of, or dealer in, junk, scrap metal, or any secondhand property shall keep a register containing a written or electronic record for each purchase or trade in which each type of material subject to the provisions of this section is obtained for value.  There shall be a separate record for each transaction involving any:

  (1)  Copper, brass, or bronze;

  (2)  Aluminum wire, cable, pipe, tubing, bar, ingot, rod, fitting, or fastener;

  (3)  Material containing copper or aluminum that is knowingly used for farming purposes as farming is defined in section 350.010; whatever may be the condition or length of such metal;

  (4)  Catalytic converter; or

  (5)  Motor vehicle, heavy equipment, or tractor battery.

  2.  The record required by this section shall contain the following data:

  (1)  A copy of the driver's license or photo identification issued by the state or by the United States government or agency thereof to the person from whom the material is obtained;

  (2)  The current address, gender, birth date, and a photograph of the person from whom the material is obtained if not included or are different from the identification required in subdivision (1) of this subsection;

  (3)  The date, time, and place of the transaction;

  (4)  The license plate number of the vehicle used by the seller during the transaction;

  (5)  A full description of the material, including the weight and purchase price.

  3.  The records required under this section shall be maintained for a minimum of twenty-four months from when such material is obtained and shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement officer.

  4.  Anyone convicted of violating this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

  5.  This section shall not apply to any of the following transactions:

  (1)  Any transaction for which the total amount paid for all regulated material purchased or sold does not exceed fifty dollars, unless the material is a catalytic converter;

  (2)  Any transaction for which the seller, including a farm or farmer, has an existing business relationship with the scrap metal dealer and is known to the scrap metal dealer making the purchase to be an established business or political subdivision that operates a business with a fixed location that can be reasonably expected to generate regulated scrap metal and can be reasonably identified as such a business; or

  (3)  Any transaction for which the type of metal subject to subsection 1 of this section is a minor part of a larger item, except for equipment used in the generation and transmission of electrical power or telecommunications.


(L. 1971 H.B. 124 § 1, A.L. 2008 S.B. 1034 & 802, A.L. 2013 H.B. 103 and S.B. 157 and S.B. 102, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1245, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1832)

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