MCL - Act 429 of 2008


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

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Document Type Description
Section 445.421 Section Short title.
Section 445.423 Section Definitions.
Section 445.425 Section Scrap metal dealer; seller; duties.
Section 445.426 Section Payment 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 445.427 Section Record of purchase transaction; preparation and maintenance; duration; location; availability for inspection; contents; exception; use of electronic record-keeping system.
Section 445.429 Section Article containing nonferrous metal; tagging and holding by dealer required; circumstances; creation and maintenance of records; certain sales prohibited.
Section 445.430 Section Sale or purchase of certain property prohibited.
Section 445.431 Section Database; registration with or subscription to be required.
Section 445.433 Section Violation of MCL 445.427 or 445.429 as misdemeanor; malfunction as affirmative defense; conduct as felony; penalties; report by department of state police.
Section 445.435 Section Violation of act as state civil infraction; violation of MCL 445.426 as state civil infraction; penalties.
Section 445.437 Section Private cause of action; damages; "value of the property stolen" defined; costs and attorney fees.
Section 445.439 Section Remedies.
Section 445.441 Section Effective date.
Section 445.443 Section Conditional effective date.