NATA Represents Dismantlers in the Oregon Legislature
Sometimes the biggest success stories are what does NOT happen, rather than what does get done in the Oregon Legislature. Below is a review of some of the dismantler issues NATA lobbyist Darrell Fuller has addressed:
Three top issues for dismantlers in Oregon Legislature:
(1) Exempting dismantlers from scrap metal & precious metal record-keeping and reporting requirements (this encompasses many bills over several sessions);
(2) Senate Bill 958, which included three major changes in one bill (see below for details); and
(3) Increasing the cost of a supplemental certificate for dismantlers to better level the playing field.
2009 Legislative Session
Redrafted dismantler statutes in Senate Bill 961-A (did not become law). Ensured dismantlers were exempted from Senate Bill 570 (scrap metal recording keeping and reporting requirements, including multiple revisions each session since initial implementation).
2011 Legislative Session
Drafted amendment to ensure abandoned vehicles could only be sold to dismantlers (current law would have been changed) in Senate Bill 523. Worked closely with LKQ national government affairs director. The bill did not become law.
Drafted and passed Senate Bill 958 which:
(a) Regulates “mobile motor vehicle crusher”;
(b) Provides DMV with more tools and greater flexibility when sanctioning dismantlers; and
(c) Requires dismantlers to provide their “National Motor Vehicle Title Information System identification number” when applying for a new or renewal certification.
Also includes substantial work and revisions on the OARs implementing SB958.
Ensured dismantlers were exempted from bills modifying scrap metal dealer record-keeping and reporting requirements.
2012 Legislative Session
Ensured dismantlers were exempted from House Bill 4108 (precious metals secondhand dealer record keeping and reporting requirements) which became law.
2013 Legislative Session
Ensured dismantlers were exempted from bills modifying scrap metal dealer record-keeping and reporting requirements. Worked with dismantlers and DMV, although NATA did not take an official position, on the fee increases for dismantler certificates, includes the substantial increase in the cost of a supplemental certificate to better level the playing field between single-site operators and larger dismantlers managing multiple locations. House Bill 2263 was signed into law and goes into effect on January 1, 2014.