Regulated Scrap Metal refers to the following:
Keg means any container capable of holding four gallons or more of beer, wine, or intoxicating liquor and which is designed to dispense beer, wine, or intoxicating liquor directly from the container for purposes of consumption. Any nonreturnable container with a capacity of less than six gallons shall not be considered a keg.
Restricted Metal as described in Section 407.302 (1.) refers to metal that can be identified as belonging to a public or private cemetery, political subdivision, telecommunications provider, cable provider, wireless service or other communications provider, or electrical cooperative, water utility, municipal utility, or utility regulated under chapter 386 or 393. Examples given include: bleachers, guardrails, signs, street and traffic lights or signals, and manhole cover or covers, whether broken or unbroken. (bolded text added by SB 157 & SB 102)
Bronze Material refers to any bronze cemetery vase or receptacle, any bronze cemetery memorial, or any bronze statuary, whatever may be the condition.
Scrap Metal Dealer, or Dealer, refers to any purchaser of junk, scrap metal, or any secondhand property that purchases or trades in metals covered by the law.
The Recordkeeping - Regulated Scrap Metal provision exempts transactions for which
The Recordkeeping - Regulated Scrap Metal and Payment Restriction provisions do not apply if the Seller, including a farm or farmer, has an existing relationship with the Dealer and is known to the Dealer to be an established business or political subdivision that operates a business with a fixed location that can be reasonably expected to generate Regulated Scrap Metal and can be reasonably identified as such.
A Dealer must keep a register with written or electronic records for each purchase or trade where Regulated Scrap Metal is obtained for value, containing the following information:
A copy of the Seller's photo identification issued by the state or the US government;
A Dealer that purchases Bronze Material shall enter into a register kept for the purpose the following information:
Regulated Scrap Metal Records shall be retained for at least 24 months from when the Scrap Metal was obtained. No retention period is specified for Bronze Material records.
Regulated Scrap Metal Records shall be available for inspection by any law enforcement officer. Bronze Material records may be inspected by any Missouri peace officer at any reasonable time.
A Dealer may not knowingly purchase or possess a metal beer keg, whether damaged or undamaged, or any reasonably recognizable part of a keg, on any premises the Dealer uses to buy, sell, store, or in any way alter scrap metal, unless the purchase is from the brewer or its authorized representative.
A Dealer may not purchase Restricted Metal from anyone other than the identified owner or a manufacturer of the Restricted Metal unless the Seller has written authorization to sell from the owner or manufacturer.
A Dealer may not make cash payments of $500 or more. Such must be made by either:
If paying cash for copper or a catalytic converter, a copy of the Seller's driver's license or nondriver's license is required.
(SB 157 & SB 102 changes from check or a method in which a financial institution records the transaction and adds license requirement for copper or catalytic converters)
Anyone violating provisions related to Recordkeeping - Regulated Scrap Metal, Retention, or Inspection provisions is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. (SB 157 & SB 102 changes from a Class A misdemeanor)
A person violating the Beer Keg provision is guilty of a class A misdemeanor punishable only by fine, but may also be prosecuted for any other applicable criminal offense.
A person violating the Restricted Metal provision is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
(added by SB 157 & SB 102) Except for provisions related to Bronze Material, anyone who knowingly and willfully violates the law is guilty of:
(added by SB 157 & SB 102) Except for provisions related to Bronze Material, any person who violates the law by selling stolen scrap metal is responsible for consequential damages.
Any person violating provisions related to Bronze Material is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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