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Act 429 of 2008
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Act 429 of 2008

AN ACT to regulate the purchase and sale of scrap metal and other items that contain ferrous or nonferrous metal to scrap metal dealers; to require sellers to provide and scrap metal dealers to obtain certain information at the time of a purchase transaction; to require that scrap metal dealers implement and maintain records of their purchase transactions and to make those records available for law enforcement purposes; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; and to provide for penalties and remedies.

History: 2008, Act 429, Eff. Apr. 1, 2009 ;-- Am. 2014, Act 99, Eff. July 1, 2014

© 2017 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 445.421SectionShort title.
Section 445.423SectionDefinitions.
Section 445.425SectionScrap metal dealer; seller; duties.
Section 445.426SectionPayment methods for certain purchase transactions; electronic database; requirements; single shared electronic database; determination or selection by department of state police; objection; filing petition; hearing; duties of scrap metal dealer upon implementation and operation of database; payment.
Section 445.427SectionRecord of purchase transaction; preparation and maintenance; duration; location; availability for inspection; contents; exception; use of electronic record-keeping system.
Section 445.429SectionArticle containing nonferrous metal; tagging and holding by dealer required; circumstances; creation and maintenance of records; certain sales prohibited.
Section 445.430SectionSale or purchase of certain property prohibited.
Section 445.431SectionDatabase; registration with or subscription to be required.
Section 445.433SectionViolation of MCL 445.427 or 445.429 as misdemeanor; malfunction as affirmative defense; conduct as felony; penalties; report by department of state police.
Section 445.435SectionViolation of act as state civil infraction; violation of MCL 445.426 as state civil infraction; penalties.
Section 445.437SectionPrivate cause of action; damages; "value of the property stolen" defined; costs and attorney fees.
Section 445.439SectionRemedies.
Section 445.441SectionEffective date.
Section 445.443SectionConditional effective date.
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