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House Bill No. 7239

Public Act No. 07-121

AN ACT CONCERNING SCRAP METAL PROCESSORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 21-14 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2007):

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any dealer in motor vehicles, as defined in chapter 246, [nor to] or any dealer in antique household furniture, china or glassware. [, nor to any scrap metal processor, as defined in section 14-67w. ]

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2007) (a) A scrap metal processor, as defined in section 14-67w of the general statutes, shall not be required to segregate scrap metal it receives from other materials on its premises and hold the same for five days except for wire that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data unless purchased from (1) a person registered pursuant to section 29-402 of the general statutes to engage in the business of demolition of buildings, or (2) a person who has already segregated such scrap metal pursuant to chapter 405 of the general statutes or this section and such person provides such scrap metal processor with a written statement affirming such segregation. Upon receipt of a load of scrap metal, such scrap metal processor shall take a photograph of the motor vehicle delivering such scrap metal, including the license plate of such vehicle, and such load of scrap metal. Upon receipt of wire that could be used in the transmission of telecommunications or data, such scrap metal processor shall make a copy of the certificate of registration of such person, record a description of the material received and record a statement as to the location from which the material came.

(b) The scrap metal processor shall maintain the documents, photographs and other records required under subsection (a) of this section in good condition and shall retain such records for a period of not less than two years. Such records shall be open for inspection by law enforcement officials upon request during normal business hours.

Approved June 11, 2007