Senate Bill 570 (HTML|PDF) received final approval from the Legislature today and is headed for Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s desk. The bill would address metal thefts by requiring scrap dealers to keep more thorough records, produce them when demanded by law enforcement, and pay sellers by check mailed to their street address, rather than cash.
The metal theft bill we talked about yesterday, Senate Bill 570 (HTML|PDF), has been approved by the Oregon House of Representatives by unanimous vote, 60-0. Since the House version differed from the earlier Senate version, it moves back to the Senate for concurrence and then the governor’s signature. Here’s more on the bill from one […]
A bipartisan bill designed to combat metal theft, Oregon Senate Bill 570 (HTML | PDF), was approved yesterday (Wednesday, April 29) in the Oregon Senate by a 29 – 0 vote. The bill would increase record-keeping requirements for scrap metal dealers. It would require them to pay for metal by check, and set aside any […]
Metal thefts long have been a concern for nurseries and growers. The thieves target irrigation pipes and other pieces of equipment, and then sell them anonymously to scrap metal dealers for cash (often to fund drug habits). That’s why the Oregon Association of Nurseries has been among the strongest voices asking for greater enforcement and […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries announced its federal and state legislative agendas for 2009. On the federal level, the top priority continues to be comprehensive immigration reform, which includes border security, an adjustment of status for workers currently in the United States, and a visa system that is flexible and provides for a future flow […]
In 2007, the Oregon Association of Nurseries and other agricultural interests successfully lobbied the Oregon Legislature for unanimous passage of an anti-metal-theft bill, which all sides regarded as a positive step. But despite this bill, and increased vigilance by the industry, the number of metal thefts against nurseries increased in 2008. In 2009, one can […]
Metal thefts are a huge problem for many, from nurseries to cemeteries. Here’s a very good news story from KMTR-16 TV in Eugene, Ore., explaining what is being done in the Willamette Valley to stop it.
Metal thefts have been a longstanding concern for nursery operators, who must guard against having their irrigation pipe and other equipment stolen by meth-addled thieves who then sell the scrap to feed their habits. Said tweakers have also targeted building contractors (by stealing appliances and ripping wire right out of the sheetrock of unfinished homes), […]