Scrap metal processors; adds catalytic converters to list of proprietary articles. (HB1698)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scrap metal processors. Prohibits the sale to or purchase of any scrap metal that the seller or scrap metal processor knows is copper, aluminum, brass, lead, or other nonferrous metal of any kind, including catalytic converters or any materials derived from a catalytic converter, steel railroad track and track material, metal beverage containers with a capacity of more than two liters that are marketed as returnable, or other specific categories of scrap metal, unless the person attempting to sell the scrap metal provides documentation establishing or acknowledging that the seller is the owner of the scrap metal or is an employee, agent, or other person authorized to sell the scrap metal on behalf of the owner. The measure authorizes law-enforcement officers during the regular business hours of a scrap metal processor to inspect, without a warrant or subpoena, any scrap metal in the possession of a scrap metal processor, any records required to be maintained by a scrap metal processor, or both. Each seller of scrap metal is required to provide his driver's license number to the scrap metal processor in connection with each sale of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles. Sales where the seller is unable or refuses to provide the required identification and information are prohibited. Scrap metal processors are required to keep a record of the total price paid for items purchased and the price paid per unit of measurement for the items. The penalty for any violation of the chapter is increased to a Class 1 misdemeanor; currently, negligent violations are subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $7,500 while knowing violations are a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090013604
01/05/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1698)
01/22/2009Referred from Commerce and Labor (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2009Committee substitute printed 090153604-H1
01/22/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1698H1)
02/02/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090153604-H2
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 094521604-H2
02/04/2009Substitute bill reprinted 094521604-H2
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute from C & L rejected 090153604-H1
02/09/2009Committee substitute from Courts of Justice agreed to 094521604-H2
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1698H2
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1698H2)
02/16/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Placed on Calendar
02/23/2009Senate substitute rejected by House (5-Y 95-N)
02/23/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (5-Y 95-N)
02/23/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (5-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Lohr, Iaquinto, Valentine
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: McEachin, Stolle, Wagner
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1698ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1698ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.