I wanted to fill you in on some of the recent activities that I’ve been involved with:
Earlier this week, our legislation to combat catalytic converter theft passed unanimously through legislative committees. The legislation will preclude scrap metal dealers in Nassau County from purchasing catalytic converters unless the seller establishes that they legally acquired the device. It also requires scrap metal dealers to keep records regarding purchases, which must be made available to Nassau County Police Department and the Department of Consumer Affairs, allowing them to inspect those records to flag any illegal activity. The bill will now go before the full Legislature on May 23rd where it is expected to pass and be signed into law by County Executive Bruce Blakeman.
To further strengthen its effectiveness, the Legislative Majority is also encouraging surrounding municipalities to adopt similar legislation. Doing so will give the police the tools necessary to help them track down criminals and deter thieves since it will make it more difficult for them to profit from these illegal acts.
As always, please feel free to contact me with any thoughts and ideas you may have with respect to the County or on any particular issue that you think I may be able to assist you with. You may contact me at (516) 571-6214 or by email at LSchaefer@NassauCountyNY.gov .
Laura M. Schaefer
Legislator, District 14
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