Scrap metal processors; establishes requirements regarding purchases of scrap metal thereby. (SB1140)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scrap metal processors. Establishes requirements regarding purchases of scrap metal by scrap metal processors. Scrap metal processors shall not purchase nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles directly from persons other than licensed plumbers, electricians, HVAC contractors, building and construction contractors, public utilities, transportation companies, licensed peddlers and brokers, industrial and manufacturing companies, demolition contractors, marine, automobile and aircraft salvage and wrecking companies, and government entities or their agents without recording the seller's identification information and the time and date of the transaction, the license number of the seller's vehicle, and a description of the items received from the seller, in a permanent ledger. In addition, proprietary articles shall not be purchased from a person unless the buyer either obtains documentary evidence that the seller lawfully possesses the proprietary articles or submits a report with local law-enforcement officials. Local scrap metal dealer ordinances are required to conform to these requirements. Violations are punishable by up to two years in prison and fines of not more than $1,000. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075258780
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1140)
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 070245832-S1
01/24/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070245832-S1
01/25/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1140S1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 070291832-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070291832-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1140H1
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1140ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1140ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/27/2007Governor's substitute printed 070303832-S2
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1140ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 917 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0917)