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S.394: Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Total Cosponsors 5 (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action June 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

Metal Theft Prevention Act of 2013 - (Sec. 3) Prohibits knowingly stealing specified metal being used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, the theft of which is from, and which harms, critical infrastructure.

Defines "specified metal" to include metal that is: (1) marked with the name, logo, or initials of a city, county, state, or federal government entity, a railroad, an electric, gas, or water company, a telephone company, a cable company, a retail establishment, a beer supplier or distributor, or a public utility; (2) part of certain infrastructure items, such as a street light pole, guard rail, storm water grate, or grave marker; (3) a wire or cable commonly used by communications and electrical utilities; or (4) copper, aluminum, and other metal that is valuable for recycling or reuse as raw metal (except for aluminum cans and motor vehicles, the purchases of which are reported to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System).

(Sec. 4) Prohi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 17, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 88.
June 17, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
June 13, 2013 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Feb. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.