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Title 9 : Commerce and Trade


(Cite as: 9 V.S.A. § 3022)
  • § 3022. Purchase of nonferrous scrap, metal articles, proprietary articles, and railroad scrap

    (a) [Repealed.]

    (b) A scrap metal processor may purchase nonferrous scrap, metal articles, proprietary articles, and railroad scrap only if the scrap metal processor complies with all the following procedures:

    (1) At the time of sale, the processor:

    (A) requires the seller to provide a current government-issued photographic identification that indicates the seller’s full name, current address, and date of birth, and records in a permanent ledger the identification information of the seller, the time and date of the transaction, the license number of the seller’s vehicle, and a description of the items received from the seller; and

    (B) requests and, if available, collects documentation from the seller of the items offered for sale, such as a bill of sale, receipt, letter of authorization, or similar evidence that establishes that the seller lawfully owns the items to be sold.

    (2) After purchasing an item from a person who fails to provide documentation pursuant to subdivision (1)(B) of this subsection, the processor:

    (A) submits to the Department of Public Safety no later than the close of the following business day a report that describes the item and the seller’s identifying information required in subdivision (1)(A) of this subsection; and

    (B) holds the item for at least 10 days following purchase.

    (c) The information collected by a scrap metal processor pursuant to this section shall be retained for at least five years at the processor’s normal place of business or other readily accessible and secure location. On request, this information shall be made available to any law enforcement official or authorized security agent of a governmental entity who provides official credentials at the scrap metal processor’s business location during regular business hours. (Added 2007, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 10; amended 2011, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. May 18, 2012; 2013, No. 167 (Adj. Sess.), § 28.)