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44-1644. Report; exemption; violation; classification
A. Within twenty-four hours of receipt of scrap metals, except from an industrial account or a scrap metal dealer, for which a record is required to be kept by section 44-1642, a scrap metal dealer shall electronically submit to the department a record of the receipt of the scrap metals. The record shall include the following information:
1. The date, time and place of the receipt of the scrap metal.
2. An identifying description of the specific scrap metal received including the weight and amount of the transaction or other consideration given.
3. A description of the person delivering the metal to the scrap metal dealer including the person's gender, height, weight, race and hair and eye color, address and date of birth and a photocopy of a current driver license, nonoperating identification license issued pursuant to section 28-3165 or photo identification card issued by a tribal government or the United States military.
4. The number and state of issuance of the license on the vehicle used to deliver the scrap metal.
B. The department shall establish by rule electronic submission standards. The submission standards shall allow the submission of the information in an electronic format that is compatible with the output format of not less than four of the record keeping software programs currently in use in the scrap metal industry in this state in a manner that will allow the information to be electronically merged with the department's database. A scrap metal dealer that submits information to the department pursuant to this section shall not be required to submit the same information to a local law enforcement agency.
C. The department shall make the information submitted pursuant to this section available to local law enforcement agencies over the internet and shall provide for training and procedures to allow law enforcement personnel to access the information provided electronically for law enforcement purposes.
D. For copper, aluminum wire with a diameter of at least three-eighths of an inch and transactions with a value over one hundred dollars, a scrap metal dealer shall hold in its custody in the same size, shape and condition in which the scrap metal was received on its business premises any scrap metal received in a reportable transaction for seven days after filing the report prescribed by subsection A of this section.
E. Subsection D of this section does not apply to transactions with industrial accounts, other scrap metal dealers or purchases by scrap metal dealers of used aluminum beverage containers or ferrous metals and of scrap metal authorized for release by a peace officer of that jurisdiction.
F. A person who fails to file a report prescribed by this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.