The Senate passed HB 4593 and 4595 yesterday, a package of bills to help deal with scrap metal theft, with changes made to HB 4593 after a 3 day hold of payment provision was taken out in Senate committee. The changes made to the bill added back in the three day hold starting Oct 1, 2014 for catalytic converters, copper wire (including burnt copper), and AC units unless the industry, in coordination with the Michigan State Police, creates and implements a statewide database accessible by law enforcement for these items.
After concurrence by the full House (since they are house originated bills), they will make their way to the governor’s desk for his signature.
Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development and land use issues. She can be reached at email@example.com or 517-908-0305.