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Chamber Testifies On Legislation to Curb Scrap Metal Theft in Detroit

The Detroit Regional Chamber continues its advocacy efforts on issues impacting the city of Detroit. Tiffany Hauser, one of the Chamber’s directors of government relations, testified before the Michigan Senate Economic Development Committee on Thursday, Oct. 17, in support of a bill package targeting scrap metal thieves.

The Senate bills – specifically 468, 469 and 470 – are sponsored by Senators Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) and Mike Kowall (R-White Lake), and would create regulations targeting scrap metal theft. The legislation would put enforceable punishments in place and enlist the help of law enforcement and the business community in tackling this problem through the establishment of a registry of offenders.

The Chamber is committed to supporting legislation and other measures that would turn the lights back on in Detroit and curb the city’s blight problems. This legislative package would help alleviate these problems and facilitate the regrowth in Detroit neighborhoods. For more information on scrap metal theft and why reform is important, click here.