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Recertification And Theft Of Catalytic Converters

Concerning catalytic converters, and, in connection therewith, establishing procedures for the evaluation and certification of aftermarket catalytic converters and enacting measures to address the theft of catalytic converters.
2022 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Public Health
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill requires the air quality control commission in the department of public health and environment to promulgate rules establishing:

  • Evaluation procedures for aftermarket catalytic converters; and
  • Procedures for the division of administration in the department of public health and environment (division) to use to certify aftermarket catalytic converters for installation and sale.

Section 2 states that on and after October 31, 2022, it is unlawful to install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise any used, recycled, or salvaged catalytic converter unless the catalytic converter is an aftermarket catalytic converter that has been certified for installation and sale by the division.

For the purposes of regulating purchases of commodity metals and the commodities metals theft task force, section 3 amends the definition of "commodity metal" to include rhodium, palladium, or platinum-clad components of a catalytic converter. For the purposes of the existing criminal statute prohibiting the operation of motor vehicle chop shops, section 4 adds catalytic converters to the definition of "major component motor vehicle part". Section 5 requires each auto parts recycler to consult the national motor vehicle title information system for each catalytic converter that the auto parts recycler acquires from the recycling of a motor vehicle in order to determine whether the catalytic converter is stolen.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


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Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Ginal, Sen. D. Hisey
Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. S. Bird


Sen. L. Liston
Rep. R. Bockenfeld