2022 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 2. Agriculture
§2-11-93. Items not to be purchased – Items regulated.

Universal Citation: 2 OK Stat § 11-93 (2022)

A. It shall be unlawful for scrap metal dealers permitted to do business in this state as required by the Oklahoma Scrap Metal Dealers Act to purchase any item listed in subsection C of this section without:

1. Obtaining proof that the seller owns or is authorized to sell the property, by evidence of a receipt of purchase, a bill of sale for the property, contract or other documentation; and

2. Requiring the seller to sign a written declaration in the form required by subsection E of Section 11-92 of this title; or

3. Obtaining proof that the seller is an exempted seller or an employee of an exempted seller, as defined in Section 11-91 of this title.

B. Scrap metal dealers shall not purchase any regulated items which are not delivered in a motor vehicle.

C. The following items are regulated by the provisions of this act:

1. Manhole covers, street signs, traffic signs, traffic signals, including their fixtures and hardware, and highway guard rails, or any other identifiable public property;

2. Electric light poles, including their fixtures and hardware, electric transmission or distribution cable and wires, and any other hardware associated with electric utility or telecommunication systems;

3. Any copper wire, braided or single strand, insulated or not insulated, that is four (4) gauge or larger in size;

4. Copper wire from which the actual or apparent insulation or other coating has been burned, melted or exposed to heat or fire resulting in melting some or all other insulation or coating;

5. Funeral markers, plaques or funeral vases;

6. Historical markers or public artifacts;

7. Railroad equipment;

8. Any metal item marked with any form of the name, initials or logo of a governmental entity, utility, cemetery or railroad;

9. Condensing or evaporating coil including copper coil ends;

10. Aluminum or stainless steel containers or bottles designed to contain fuel;

11. Metal beer kegs that are clearly marked as being the property of the beer manufacturer;

12. Metal bleachers or other seating facilities used in recreational areas or sporting arenas;

13. Automotive catalytic converters;

14. Machinery or supplies commonly used in the drilling, completing, operating or repairing of oil or gas wells;

15. Stainless steel fittings and fixtures commonly used in the operation of car wash facilities; and

16. Remote storage batteries.

Added by Laws 2008, c. 391, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2008. Renumbered from § 1424 of Title 59 by Laws 2014, c. 18, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2014. Amended by Laws 2021, c. 181, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2021.

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