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Senate Bill 321, sponsored by Sen. Renee Unterman, R-Buford, would establish stiffer requirements for metal recyclers and sellers. The bill would prohibit cash payments for metal purchases and require metal recyclers to collect a digital image of the metal items, plus a thumbprint and copy of a valid identification card from the seller. Metal recyclers would also be required to collect a thumbprint and a copy of a valid identification card from regulated sellers. The bill also would create a statewide database on buyers and sellers.
Originally posted by FSBlueApocalypse
Can anyone give me a good reason why the government needs a database for people who buy and sell metal other than control?
Originally posted by jaynkeel
Nope no matter what the article says I am willing to bet it's to collect taxes. Think about all the people that are making all kinds of unreported income by scrapping. Trust me they could care less if your house plumbing got stolen.