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Bill Detail: SB22-009

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Title Recertification And Theft Of Catalytic Converters
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Public Health
House Sponsors A. Benavidez (D)
S. Bird (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Energy and Environment
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 01/12/2022

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

  • Evaluation procedures for aftermarket catalytic converters;
  • 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
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

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