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With a new law requiring scrap metal dealers to register and share information with the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the next step is training dealers and police to make the system work, an industry leader said Wednesday. Read more»

State Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, joined by real estate investor Michael Pollack (left) and state Rep. T.J. Shope, R-Coolidge, discusses legislation aimed at curbing metal theft.

HB 2262, authored by Rep. Tom Forese, R-Gilbert, would require scrap metal dealers to register with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. DPS would have to develop an annual report including the numbers of registered scrap metal dealers, unregistered dealers and violations by registered dealers. Read more»