Legislation aims to reduce scrap metal theft
Updated: Friday, November 1 2013, 09:24 AM EDT
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Michigan House has voted for more restrictions on the sale of stolen copper and other scrap metals.
Legislation approved Thursday aims to combat scrap metal theft by making dealers keep better records of transactions so police can review them.
It would also put certain items off limits to sales without the owner's permission and delay payments for equipment like catalytic converters and air conditioners.
The bill now goes to the Senate, which has been working on related legislation.