Section 13A-8-31.1

Payment and purchase limitations.

(a) A secondary metals recycler may not enter into any cash transactions in excess of fifty dollars ($50) for copper, copper/aluminum air conditioning coils, or catalytic convertors, or any items described in subdivision (a)(2) or (a)(10) of Section 13A-8-37, or in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) for all other metals in payment for the purchase of metal property. Payment by check may be made payable only to the person whose information was recorded pursuant to Section 13A-8-31.

(b) It shall be unlawful for a secondary metals recycler to purchase metal property from a person younger than 18 years of age.

(c) Metal property may not be purchased between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.

(d) Any person who intentionally violates the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor for a first offense, a Class A misdemeanor for a second offense, and a Class C felony for a third or subsequent offense within a 10-year period.

(Act 2012-426, p. 1149, §2.)