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44-1641.05. Items required to be maintained at place of business; city or county ability to recover costs; violation; civil penalty
A. A registered scrap metal dealer must keep the following at each place of business:
1. Proof of registration that is issued by the department.
2. A statement indicating that the applicant has registered on a free theft notification website that allows law enforcement to send detailed descriptions of stolen items to recycling operations and other law enforcement within at least a one hundred mile radius of a theft. The website must allow scrap metal dealers to alert law enforcement when the dealers are offered suspicious materials.
3. An affidavit signed by the applicant that states that the person is in compliance with this article.
4. A questionnaire that the scrap metal dealer must prepare every two years to show compliance with this article.
B. The scrap metal dealer must maintain and make available the items prescribed by subsection A of this section for inspection by law enforcement. If after inspection law enforcement determines that the scrap metal dealer is in violation of this section, law enforcement must submit a notice of violation to the scrap metal dealer. Law enforcement shall reinspect the scrap metal dealer's place of business no earlier than fifteen days after the scrap metal dealer receives the notice of violation.
C. If a person violates this section, the person is subject to the following:
1. For a first violation, a civil penalty of five hundred dollars, except that the person is not subject to a civil penalty if the person corrects the violation within fifteen days after receiving the notice pursuant to subsection B of this section.
2. For a second or subsequent violation, a civil penalty of one thousand dollars and a licensing jurisdiction shall suspend or revoke the person's business license or, if a business license is not required to operate a business, the jurisdiction shall order the suspension or permanent cessation of the person's business operations.
3. Any costs associated with the enforcement of this article as determined by a city or county.
D. Failure to comply with this section may result in the immediate suspension of all scrap metal transactions unless one of the following applies to the business:
1. The business has been previously registered as a scrap metal recycler.
2. The business has a local business license.