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2012 Statute


50-6,109. Scrap metal dealers; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 50-6,112a through 50-6,112c, and amendments thereto, and K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 50-6,109 through 50-6,112, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Scrap metal dealer" means any person that operates a business out of a fixed location, and that is also either:

(1) Engaged in the business of buying and dealing in regulated scrap metal;

(2) purchasing, gathering, collecting, soliciting or procuring regulated scrap metal; or

(3) operating, carrying on, conducting or maintaining a regulated scrap metal yard or place where regulated scrap metal is gathered together and stored or kept for shipment, sale or transfer.

(b) "Regulated scrap metal yard" means any yard, plot, space, enclosure, building or any other place where regulated scrap metal is collected, gathered together and stored or kept for shipment, sale or transfer.

(c) "Regulated scrap metal" shall mean wire, cable, bars, ingots, wire scraps, pieces, pellets, clamps, aircraft parts, junk vehicles, vehicle parts, pipes or connectors made from aluminum; catalytic converters containing platinum, palladium or rhodium; and copper, titanium, tungsten, stainless steel and nickel in any form; for which the purchase price described in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 50-6,110 and 50-6,111, and amendments thereto, was primarily based on the content therein of aluminum, copper, titanium, tungsten, nickel, platinum, palladium, stainless steel or rhodium; any item composed in whole or in part of any nonferrous metal other than an item composed of tin, that is purchased or otherwise acquired for the purpose of recycling or storage for later recycling. Aluminum shall not include food or beverage containers.

(d) "Bales of regulated metal" means regulated scrap metal property processed with professional recycling equipment by compression, shearing or shredding, to a form in which it may be sold by a scrap metal dealer consistent with industry standards.

(e) "Ferrous metal" means a metal that contains iron or steel.

(f) "Junk vehicle" means a vehicle not requiring a title as provided in chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, aircraft, boat, farming implement, industrial equipment, trailer or any other conveyance used on the highways and roadways, which has no use or resale value except as scrap.

(g) "Nonferrous metal" means a metal that does not contain iron or steel, including but not limited to: Copper, brass, aluminum, bronze, lead, zinc, nickel and their alloys.

(h) "Tin" means a metal consisting predominantly of light sheet metal ferrous scrap, including large and small household appliances, construction siding and construction roofing.

(i) "Vehicle part" means the front clip consisting of the two front fenders, hood, grill and front bumper of an automobile assembled as one unit; or the rear clip consisting of those body parts behind the rear edge of the back doors, including both rear quarter panels, the rear window, trunk lid, trunk floor panel and rear bumper, assembled as one unit; or any other vehicle part.

History: L. 2007, ch. 128, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 82, § 2; L. 2009, ch. 88, § 2; L. 2011, ch. 86, § 5; July 1.