JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers are pushing for legislation to combat catalytic converter thefts within the state.
State Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) sponsors House Bill 2276, which unanimously cleared a House committee on Thursday.
The bill, according to its language, would require scrap metal shops to verify that potential sellers legally obtained any detached catalytic converter.
“I’m happy to see this bill move forward through the legislative process as part of a bipartisan effort to clamp down on catalytic converter theft,” Smith said. “By making it much riskier to buy a catalytic converter, we can dry up the market, and hopefully stop this issue that plagues car owners in our state.”
(Story by Joey Schneider, ozarksfirst.com)