4738.16 Scrap metal processors - exemption - duties.

(A) Chapter 4738. of the Revised Code does not apply to a scrap metal processor engaged primarily in the acquisition, processing, and shipment of ferrous and nonferrous scrap, or who receives dismantled salvage motor vehicles, used motor vehicles, or motor vehicle parts as scrap metal for the purpose of recycling the motor vehicles or parts for their metallic content, the end product of which is the production of material for recycling and remelting purposes for mills, foundries, smelters, and refiners.

(B) A scrap metal processor who receives a motor vehicle from the owner described on the certificate of title shall within ten days mark the certificate "TO BE CANCELED," keep a record of the cancellation, and forward the certificate to the clerk of the court who issued it. The clerk shall notify the registrar of motor vehicles of such cancellation. The scrap metal processor shall keep the record of the cancellation for three years after creating the record. The record shall include a copy of the canceled title, and if the seller of the motor vehicle is not the titled owner, the record also shall include all of the following information about the seller:

(1) The seller's name and address;

(2) An identification number from the seller's driver's license, military identification, or other state issued license;

(3) A physical description of the seller;

(4) The seller's expenditures for the motor vehicle. The scrap metal processor shall make a record of a cancellation available to any requesting law enforcement agency during the scrap metal processor's normal business hours.

Effective Date: 09-17-1986; 10-12-2006