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Lawmaker targets scrap metal theft by proposing registration (access required)

HB 2262, authored by Rep. Tom Forese, would require scrap metal dealers to register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. DPS would have to develop an annual report including the numbers of registered scrap metal dealers, unregistered dealers and violations by registered dealers.

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“There’s no area of society that’s not affected by metal theft,” said Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, author of HB 2262. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Julia Shumway)

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