Metal thefts bill heads for governor's consideration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A bill seeking to stem metal theft in Tennessee is on its way for the governor's consideration.

The House voted 91-0 Monday to pass the bill sponsored by Rep. Mike McDonald, a Portland Democrat.

McDonald says the bill would require scrap dealers to register with the state and for sellers to show a photo ID and submit a thumb print.

Scrap dealers would not be allowed to accept metal beer kegs or any metals from people younger than 18 years old.

The Senate previously passed the companion bill on a 26-0 vote.

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