The state House of Representatives recently passed a bill introduced by Rep. Frank Farry, that allows wider tracking of stolen jewelry and other precious metal items.

House Bill 350 amends the Precious Metal Sale Regulation Law, of 1984 to require dealers in precious metals to maintain purchased items for 10 business days, as well as photocopy the seller’s proof of identity.

The new bill also would require purchase records to include written documentation of any
distinguishing details, including marks, initials, insignias or inscriptions.

This legislation will afford greater protection to stolen property victims throughout Pennsylvania, while providing law enforcement additional tools to catch the thieves, Farry
said.

Farry is the state representative in the 142nd legislative district that includes Middletown
Township and the surrounding boroughs.