File #: Int 0525-2022    Version: * Name: Sale and processing of catalytic converters.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale and processing of catalytic converters
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Kalman Yeger , Lincoln Restler, Robert F. Holden, Eric Dinowitz, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Nantasha M. Williams, Sandy Nurse, Marjorie Velázquez, Ari Kagan, Julie Menin, Amanda Farías, Lynn C. Schulman, Kevin C. Riley, Farah N. Louis, Rita C. Joseph, Diana I. Ayala, Shahana K. Hanif, Francisco P. Moya, Shekar Krishnan, James F. Gennaro, Mercedes Narcisse, Kamillah Hanks
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: This bill would require that anyone attempting to sell a catalytic converter that has been removed from a vehicle or presenting a catalytic converter to a processor to remove materials from the catalytic converter provide information about the vehicle the catalytic converter was removed from and either show that the seller owns the vehicle or was otherwise authorized to remove the catalytic converter in connection with a repair. In addition, the purchaser or processor would be required to obtain that information from the seller and determine if the catalytic converter presented is consistent with one removed from the identified vehicle. The purchaser or processor would be required to retain records of this information for at least five years.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 525, 2. Int. No. 525, 3. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022

Int. No. 525

 

By Council Members Brewer, Yeger, Restler, Holden, Dinowitz, De La Rosa, Williams, Nurse, Sanchez, Velázquez, Kagan, Menin, Farías, Schulman, Riley, Louis, Joseph, Ayala, Hanif, Moya, Krishnan, Gennaro, Narcisse and Hanks

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale and processing of catalytic converters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 15 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 15

CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

§ 20-699.12 Sale and processing of catalytic converters. a. Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Processor. The term “processor” means a person who removes metals or other materials from a catalytic converter.

Purchaser. The term “purchaser” means a person who purchases or would purchase a catalytic converter from a seller.

Seller. The term “seller” means a person who sells or attempts to sell a catalytic converter that has been removed from a vehicle or who presents a catalytic converter to a processor for removal of materials from the catalytic converter.

b. Before any sale of a catalytic converter or any removal of materials from a catalytic converter by a processor, the seller must provide to the purchaser or processor the following information:

1. The year, make, model and vehicle identification number for the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed; and

2. A copy of the certificate of title or other documentation indicating that the seller has an ownership interest in the vehicle described in paragraph 1, or where the seller is the owner of a garage or repair shop and the catalytic converter was removed in connection with a repair of the vehicle, the name and address of the vehicle’s owner and copies of all related invoices.

c. A purchaser may not purchase a catalytic converter from a seller and a processor may not remove materials from a catalytic converter presented by a seller unless the seller has complied with subdivision b and the purchaser or processor has determined that the catalytic converter is consistent with the manufacturer’s specifications for a catalytic converter from the vehicle for which the seller provided information pursuant to paragraph 1 of subdivision b.

d. Purchasers and processors shall maintain a written or electronic record of the information provided pursuant to subdivision b for a minimum of five years from the date the information was provided. Such records shall be open to the inspection of any police officer or any departmental inspector.

e. A purchaser or processor that violates this section shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount of $500 for the first offense, $1,000 for a second offense within a 12-month period and $2,000 dollars for a third or subsequent offense within a 12-month period. A seller who knowingly provides false information to a purchaser or processor shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount of $500 for the first offense, $1,000 for a second offense within a 12-month period and $2,000 dollars for a third or subsequent offense within a 12-month period.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 60 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

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