(a) The scrap metal registration of a person convicted of a violation of this chapter, or the criminal offense of theft, burglary or vandalism if the offense involved scrap metal, shall be immediately revoked by operation of law upon conviction. A copy of the judgment of conviction shall be transmitted to the commissioner by the law enforcement agency responsible for the conviction.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 62-9-110
- Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee or, in the event of the commissioner's or designee's absence or vacancy in the office of the commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Person: means an individual, association, partnership, corporation, or any other legally cognizable organization or entity. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
- Scrap metal: means any ferrous or nonferrous metal that is no longer used for its original purpose and is capable of being processed for reuse by a metal recycling facility, including, but not limited to, iron, brass, wire, cable, copper, bronze, aluminum, platinum, lead, solder, steel, stainless steel, catalytic converters or other similar obsolete ferrous or nonferrous metals, but shall not include recyclable aluminum cans. See Tennessee Code 62-9-101
(b) The commissioner may deny an application for registration or may suspend, revoke or refuse to issue or renew any registration issued under this chapter upon finding that the holder or applicant is guilty of any violation enumerated in § 62-9-114(a) or any rule properly promulgated by the commissioner. In addition to or in lieu of any other lawful disciplinary action under this section, the commissioner may assess a civil penalty of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation. Each day of continued violation constitutes a separate violation.
(c) An action taken under this section shall be subject to the applicable provisions of the Fresh Start Act that are compiled in chapter 76, part 1 of this title.