PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-2702. RECORDS REQUIRED FOR PURCHASING NONFERROUS or stainless steel METAL PROPERTY FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC. (1) At the time of a transaction, every scrap metal business doing business in this state shall produce, wherever that business is conducted, an accurate and legible record of each transaction involving nonferrous metal property or stainless steel metal property. This record must be written in the English language, documented on a standardized form or in electronic form, retained for five (5) years and contain the following information:
(a) The signature of the person with whom the transaction is made;
(b) The date, location and value of the transaction;
(c) The name of the employee representing the scrap metal business in the transaction;
(d) The name and street address of the person with whom the transaction is made;
(e) A photocopy or digital image of a current driver’s license that is valid to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Idaho or a United States or Idaho government-issued picture identification of the seller; and
(f) The license plate number of any vehicle required to have such a plate, if any, used by the person with whom the transaction is made.
(2) For every transaction that involves nonferrous or stainless steel metal property, every scrap metal business doing business in the state shall require the person with whom a transaction is being made to sign a declaration, which record must be maintained for five (5) years.
The declaration may be included as part of the transactional record required under subsection (1) of this section, or on a receipt for the transaction. The declaration must state substantially the following: "I, the undersigned, affirm under penalty of law that the property that is subject to this transaction is not to the best of my knowledge stolen property."
The declaration must be signed and dated and the time of day noted by the person with whom the transaction is being made. An employee of the scrap metal business must witness the signing and dating of the declaration and sign the declaration accordingly before any transaction may be consummated.
(3) All transactions involving the sale of nonferrous metal property shall include a digital, photographic or videographic image of the transaction to include the person, property and vehicle involved in the transaction. Such images shall be used exclusively for the purposes as defined in this section. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply upon and after the fourth purchase from the same member of the general public to the same scrap metal business within one (1) year.
[54-2702, added 2009, ch. 152, sec. 2, p. 442; am. 2013, ch. 286, sec. 2, p. 739; am. 2014, ch. 321, sec. 2, p. 796.]