(Jefferson City)–According to a report from the Missouri News Network, the Missouri House Emerging Issues committee heard a bill on Wednesday that increases regulations for purchasing catalytic converters.
Pulaski County Prosecutor Kevin Hillman gave testimony for the bill. He says official documentation would help law enforcement.
“If we find somebody again, with a bunch of catalytic converters and they don’t have the correct licenses or paperwork. Then, that would be good evidence for us to use that they’re involved in illegal processing and purchase of these catalytic converters.”
Republican Representative Don Mayhew from Crocker is the sponsor of the bill. He created the legislation in response to stolen catalytic converters across the state.
Precious metals inside the car part makes it valuable for buyers and sellers.