Legislation approved to discourage tire theft - WNEM TV 5

Legislation approved to discourage tire theft

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EAST LANSING, MI (WNEM) -

 In 90 days, a person selling used tires will be required  to comply with the same standards set for used vehicle parts, according to a news release by Senator Rick Jones of the 24th District, who initiated the bill signed by Governor Snyder today.

Michigan law currently requires certain record-keeping by dealers who buy or receive used motor vehicle parts, such as any major component part, a dashboard, stereo, radio or seat.

The expanded law now includes transactions involving used motor vehicle tires, tire wheels or rims and continuous tire tread.  Also, parts dealers may not purchase these items with cash.

A dealer violating the new requirements would be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.  Additional violations would be a felony punishable by up to two years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

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