|The act aims to cut down on theft by adding to the|
paper trail for the sale of scrap metal; N.C. now has
a cap on cash purchase of metal at 100 USD
Comment: This is just one example of the legislature taking action against the increases in copper theft in the US. Law enforcement is attempting to take proactive steps to address these thefts. The permitting process in North Carolina and increased paper trail will likely discourage large-scale theft of copper in the state.