The Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act was enacted by the Kansas Legislature and signed into law on June 12, 2015.
Changes to the Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act were enacted by the Kansas Legislature and became effective June 1, 2017.
2017 Senate Bill 149 amends the Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act as follows:
- The office of the attorney general is not required to establish and maintain a database collecting information on the sale of regulated scrap metal until January 1, 2019.
- The previous requirement that every scrap metal dealer shall forward information required for the database to the attorney general is suspended until after January 1, 2019.
- The authority of the attorney general to prescribe or collect a registration or renewal fee is suspended until after January 1, 2019.
- The previous requirement that a person filing a scrap metal dealer registration be subject to a criminal history records check or fingerprinting is suspended until January 1, 2019.
2018 Senate Bill 261 further extended the suspension of these portions of the law to January 1, 2020.
The changes do allow the attorney general to assess a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, until January 1, 2020, for each failure of a scrap metal dealer, employee, or agent:
- to obtain a copy of an identification card or document containing such identifying number from any person selling regulated scrap metal;
- to photograph the item or lot of items being sold at the time of purchase or receipt of any item for which such information is required to be presented and to maintain such record; and
- to comply with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 50-6,111.
To report a Scrap Metal Dealer you believe may have violated one of these provisions, please click here to file an online report, or call (800) 432-2310.