Scrap metal purchasers; purchase of secondhand articles, reports, penalty. (HB1481)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secondhand articles; scrap metal purchasers; penalty. Provides that any person or business that purchases scrap metal in excess of $20,000 during a 12-month period shall be subject to requirements regarding the purchase of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles. The bill requires scrap metal purchasers to take and maintain for 30 days an image of any proprietary articles purchased. The bill also requires scrap metal purchasers to submit to the chief of police or other law-enforcement officer a report of all purchases made by the scrap metal purchaser of any nonferrous scrap, metal articles, and proprietary articles if so requested by the chief of police or other law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102958D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2013Assigned C & L sub: #2
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Committee substitute printed 13104303D-H1
01/23/2013Incorporates HB1323
01/24/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104303D-H1
01/25/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1481H1
01/28/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1481ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/25/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 414 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)


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 1 minute.