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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Recyclable Metal Purchase Registration Law
5is amended by changing Sections 2, 4.1, and 8 as follows:
6    (815 ILCS 325/2)  (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 322)
7    Sec. 2. Definitions. When used in this Act:
8    "Recyclable metal" means any copper, brass, or aluminum,
9or any combination of those metals, any catalytic converter or
10its contents, or any aluminum wheel or steel wheel purchased
11by a recyclable metal dealer, irrespective of form or
12quantity, except that "recyclable metal" does not include: (i)
13items designed to contain, or to be used in the preparation of,
14beverages or food for human consumption; (ii) discarded items
15of non-commercial or household waste; (iii) gold, silver,
16platinum, and other precious metals used in jewelry; or (iv)
17vehicles, junk vehicles, vehicle cowls, or essential vehicle
19    "Recyclable metal dealer" means any individual, firm,
20corporation or partnership engaged in the business of
21purchasing and reselling recyclable metal either at a
22permanently established place of business or in connection
23with a business of an itinerant nature, including junk shops,



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1junk yards, or junk stores, except that "recyclable metal
2dealer" does not include automotive parts recyclers, scrap
3processors, repairers and rebuilders licensed pursuant to
4Section 5-301 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Recyclable metal
5dealers shall not be engaged in the business of purchasing or
6reselling vehicles, junk vehicles, vehicle cowls, or essential
7vehicle parts.
8(Source: P.A. 95-979, eff. 1-2-09.)
9    (815 ILCS 325/4.1)
10    Sec. 4.1. Restricted purchases.
11    (a) It is a violation of this Act for any person to sell or
12attempt to sell, or for any recyclable metal dealer to
13purchase or attempt to purchase, any of the following:
14        (1) materials that are clearly marked as property
15    belonging to a business or someone else other than the
16    seller;
17        (2) property associated with use by governments,
18    utilities, or railroads including, but not limited to,
19    guardrails, manhole covers, electric transmission and
20    distribution equipment, including transformers, grounding
21    straps, wires or poles, historical markers, street signs,
22    traffic signs, sewer grates, or any rail, switch
23    component, spike, angle bar, tie plate, or bolt of the
24    type used in constructing railroad track;
25        (3) cemetery plaques or ornaments; or



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1        (4) any catalytic converter or its contents not
2    attached to a motor vehicle at the time of the transaction
3    unless the seller is licensed as an automotive parts
4    recycler or scrap processor; or .
5        (5) any aluminum or steel wheel not attached to a
6    motor vehicle unless the seller is licensed as an
7    automotive parts recycler or scrap processor.
8    (b) This Section shall not apply when the seller produces
9written documentation reasonably demonstrating that the seller
10is the owner of the recyclable metal material or is authorized
11to sell the material on behalf of the owner. The recyclable
12metal dealer shall copy any such documentation and maintain it
13along with the purchase record required by Section 3 of this
15(Source: P.A. 97-923, eff. 1-1-13.)
16    (815 ILCS 325/8)  (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 328)
17    Sec. 8. Penalty. Any recyclable metal dealer or other
18person who knowingly fails to comply with this Act is guilty of
19a Class A misdemeanor for the first offense along with a fine
20of $1,000 or the value of the metal, whichever is greater, , and
21a Class 4 felony for the second or subsequent offense along
22with a fine of $5,000 or 3 times the value of the metal,
23whichever is greater. Each day that any recyclable metal
24dealer so fails to comply shall constitute a separate offense.
25(Source: P.A. 97-923, eff. 1-1-13.)