Senate Bill 133 requires secondhand metal dealers who purchase or receive catalytic converters to keep records of the transaction
Albuquerque, N.M.—Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation into law last week aimed at curbing catalytic converter theft. Senate Bill 133 requires secondhand metal dealers who purchase or receive catalytic converters to keep records of the transaction that include the seller’s information, a copy of their identification, and legal documentation that demonstrates their ownership of the catalytic converter.
“Catalytic converter theft has become an all-too-common crime across our state and country. Senate Bill 133 is a smart, bipartisan measure that will make thieves think twice before targeting our neighborhoods to commit this offense,” said SB 133 sponsor Pro Tem Mimi Stewart. “This new law will serve as a valuable tool to combat crime in our state and I want to thank Governor Lujan Grisham for signing it into law.”