Scrap Metal Dealer Registration

The Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act was enacted by the Kansas Legislature and signed into law on June 12, 2015.

In 2017, 2018 and 2019 the Kansas Legislature amended portions of the law.

2019 House Bill 2248 amends the Scrap Metal Theft Reduction Act as follows:

  • The responsibility to establish and maintain a database collecting information on the sale of regulated scrap metal was transferred to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and delayed until July 1, 2020.
  • The requirement that every scrap metal dealer shall forward information required for the database to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is delayed until after July 1, 2020.
  • The authority of the attorney general to prescribe or collect a registration or renewal fee is suspended until July 1, 2020.
  • The previous requirement that a person filing a scrap metal dealer registration be subject to a criminal history records check or fingerprinting was repealed. 

The attorney general is authorized to continue enforcing the following provisions of the law, violations of which are subject to a civil penalty of not less than $100 nor more than $5,000, for each failure of a scrap metal dealer, employee, or agent:

  • to obtain a copy of an identification card or document containing such identifying number from any person selling regulated scrap metal;
  • to photograph the item or lot of items being sold at the time of purchase or receipt of any item for which such information is required to be presented and to maintain such record; and
  • to comply with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 50-6,111.

To report a Scrap Metal Dealer you believe may have violated one of these provisions, please click here to file an online report, or call (800) 432-2310.

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