From the Tennessee Scrap Recycling Association:
We are pleased to announce the passage of HB1155/SB1612 today in both chambers. To our knowledge this is the first bill in the country to pass which addresses catalytic converter theft. Many states have bills in the works and we expect to see passage very soon in many other states.
A special thanks to our members, lobbyists, ISRI team members, Chiefs of Police, and the Sheriffs Association for working together in a unified approach with our legislators. This legislation shows “we” as an industry have taken a proactive approach to this issue in TN. Many of our members set up meetings with their legislators, called and emailed as well which was very helpful to accomplish this passage.
Please see the final copy of the bill at the link below. This becomes effective July 1, 2021.