Maine Revised Statutes

§3775. Restrictions on the purchase and sale of scrap metal

A seller may not sell and a scrap metal processor may not purchase the following scrap metal unless the seller provides to the scrap metal processor, in addition to the requirements of section 3772, subsection 3, a signed statement at the time of sale that the property subject to this transaction is not stolen property to the best of the seller's knowledge, and that the seller is the owner or is otherwise authorized to sell the scrap metal: [2007, c. 549, §1 (NEW).]

1. Marked with certain initials.   Scrap metal marked with the initials of an electrical, telephone, cable or other public utility or a beer manufacturer;
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2. Utility access covers.   Utility access covers;
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3. Street lights.   Street light poles and fixtures;
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4. Guard rails.   Road and bridge guard rails;
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5. Street signs.   Highway or street signs;
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6. Water meter covers.   Water meter covers;
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7. Beer kegs.   Metal beer kegs or keg pieces including those made of stainless steel that are clearly marked as being the property of the beer manufacturer. Beer kegs or keg pieces may not be sold or purchased pursuant to this subchapter if the brewer's markings have been obliterated or made illegible;
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8. Traffic signs.   Traffic directional and control signs;
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9. Traffic signals.   Traffic light signals;
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10. Marked; governmental entity.   Any scrap metal marked with the name of a governmental entity;
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11. Marked; utility or railroad.   Property owned by a telephone, cable, electric, water or other utility or by a railroad and marked or otherwise identified as such;
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12. Certain construction or utility materials.   Unused and undamaged building construction or utility materials consisting of copper pipe, tubing or wiring or aluminum wire;
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13. Historical markers.   Historical markers;
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14. Grave markers.   Grave markers and vases; and
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15. Catalytic converters.   Catalytic converters.
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This section does not apply to transactions in which a scrap metal processor purchases, transfers or otherwise conveys scrap metal to another scrap metal processor. [2007, c. 549, §1 (NEW).]

SECTION HISTORY
2007, c. 549, §1 (NEW).