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2013 State Legislative Sessions in Full Swing -- Join ARA's Grassroots Network Today!
The majority of state legislatures are now in session. ARA staff, along with ARA affiliate state chapters and Regional Directors, are closely monitoring legislation that is introduced in all 50 state legislatures that could potentially impact the professional automotive recycling industry.
In New Mexico, the House of Representatives is actively considering House Bill 8, which would require both sellers and purchasers of salvage vehicles to be licensed by the state. ARA has joined with local automotive recyclers in New Mexico to support the proposed legislation. Several states are taking steps to address scrap metal theft, a serious problem facing many localities and cities. Last year several states introduced and passed legislation in response to increased metal thefts, a trend which has continued in the 2013 legislative sessions. ARA staff is actively monitoring several metal theft-related bills, in particular watching out for proposed licensing and reporting requirements that may have implications for automotive recyclers. Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi are currently considering legislation governing the purchase of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) without a title certificate. Legislation regulating the sale of scrap and used tires has been introduced in Florida and Georgia.
To receive the most up-to-date information about legislative and regulatory activities in your state, join ARA's Grassroots Network by contacting Director of State Government and Grassroots Affairs, Jessica Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org
, 571-208-0428) or visiting the Grassroots page
of the ARA website.