FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) – A bill hoping to reduce the number of catalytic converter thefts plaguing the Commonwealth is moving closer to law.

Senate Bill 114 (SB 114) unanimously passed the Kentucky House Thursday. SB 114 would require scrap metal dealers and others to keep a record of IDs and proof of ownership for people selling catalytic converters.

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Failure to maintain the registry would be considered a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and fines of up to $250.