TRALA Applauds Introduction of Senate Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention Bill

TRALA and its industry allies have been working with Senators Klobuchar (D-MN) and Wyden (D-OR) on federal legislation to combat catalytic converter thefts throughout the country.  

Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) leads companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The legislation, called the PART Act would:
  • Require new vehicles to have a VIN number stamped onto the catalytic converter to allow law enforcement to track stolen parts to the vehicle from which they originate;
  • Create a grant program through which entities can stamp VIN numbers onto catalytic converters of existing vehicles;
  • Improve record keeping standards for the purchasers of used catalytic converters; and
  • Establish laws around catalytic converter thefts by codifying the crimes as a criminal offense
TRALA would like to thank both Senators and the Congressman for their leadership on this critical issue and TRALA will work to garner co-sponsors to help push the legislation for passage in Congress and ultimately to the President's desk for adoption as soon as possible.
You can see TRALA and its allies joint press release by clicking here.

You may see Senator Klobuchar's press statement by clicking here.
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