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Update Dept. of Commerce and Insurance

Dear TSRA Members,

Recently we had a conference call with Toby Compton, Assistant Commissioner with Dept. of Commerce and Insurance.  The purpose of the call was to discuss the increasing thefts of catalytic converters across the state as well as discuss enforcement.  Here is the summary:
Catalytic Converters:  The state has seen a rise in converter thefts over the past several months especially prior to COVID-19.  We don’t feel any rule changes are necessary at this time but we need to report any “non-registered” scrap dealers to the department.  They are sending enforcement agents across the state to inspect any reported claims.  All claims should be made under TSRA.  You can use [email protected]com as the contact email.
In addition to investigation of claims, they are also sending our inspectors to all licensed dealers as soon as COVID-19 blows over.  We need to be their eyes and ears as to any suspicious activity.  They are doing all they can to enforce the laws we have all worked so hard to put in place.
Enforcement: Currently we should notify the department over their website at TN.gov under TSRA as the person making the claim.  They will notify local authorities as well as send out their own inspectors to the site of the claim.
I know this is not a top priority due to current COVID-19 restrictions, but we will see more theft in the future once prices rise from the ashes!
Thank you again for all you do for TSRA and I hope you all stay safe during this time!

 

2020 Legislative Winter Meeting

To all TSRA Members:
We hope you are making plans to attend next weeks TSRA meeting in Nashville. We are excited about 2020 and look forward to a great time together. Our guest speaker is Greg Adkins, TN Beverage Association. Greg will let us know how we can work together to oppose the “bottle bill” which we expect again this year.
Please make plans to attend this meeting!! This is a great opportunity for you to bring a friend to the meeting to hear what TSRA is all about…
January 15, 2020
Cordell Hull Building
425 5th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37243
Conference Room 8C
9:30-11:30AM
Please confirm your attendance with Andrew Rice, [email protected]
today.
See you next week!

Summer Meeting/Golf Outing

Dear TSRA Members,
Thank you for those of you who have already signed up for our upcoming meeting in Nashville August 9th. We are pleased to announce some special guest who have agreed to attend the meeting:
Chairman Timothy Hill, State Rep. from District 3 (Johnson City area) – Chairman Hill co-sponsored our bill this year to help clean up record keeping for auto parts yards which was a victory for TSRA. Chairman Hill recently visited our facility here in Morristown, TN and he saw first hand the benefits of recycling. He is a tremendous asset to have in our corner for TSRA.
Toby Compton, Assistant Commissioner, TN Dept. of Commerce and Insurance – Toby is fairly new to this dept. and we look forward to meeting him and letting him get to know TSRA
REMEMBER:
August 9th 9-11:30 am Meeting, Cost $100.00 per person
Golf – We have secured 20 people for golf so far. If you are golfing, please e-mail Andrew Rice [email protected]
Place: Gaylord Springs Golf Club
18 Springhouse Ln, Nashville, TN 37214
NOTE: Please pay with check or use PayPal. PayPal e-mail address is [email protected](Tennessee Scrap Recyclers Association)
Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone August 9th!

Passage of TSRA Bill to streamline record keeping at parts yards

Dear TSRA Members:
We are please to announce that our TSRA sponsored SB1491/HB 533 passed both Senate and House and will be signed into legislation starting July 1, 2019. We owe much gratitude to our bill sponsors Sen. Paul Bailey [email protected] and Rep. Timothy Hill [email protected] Please take time to e-mail them a thank you for their work to get this bill passed. Especially if you are in their district, please let them know your appreciation! This bill passage is a major victory for all of us in the state especially those who sell used parts. Also, please send this to non TSRA members and let them know what we are doing for them. Invite them to join TSRA!
In addition, please see updates for all bills we are tracking this year. We have had a very successful legislative session. Thank you to all members who participated as needed to achieve this success!
We are on the home stretch now as the session should be closing in a few weeks. More updates to come!

TN State Senator Becky Massey visits Pull-A-Part Knoxville

We are always pleased to have our State Legislator’s visit our TSRA member companies.  Recently State Senator Becky Massey visited Pull-A-Part facility in Knoxville,TN.

Pull-A-Part Knoxville Visit March 15, 2019 with L-R TN State Senator Becky Massey, Chair, Senate Transportation Committee, Pull-A-Part Executive VP Steve Levetan, Knoxville Manager Kenny Daugherty, Regional Manager Mark Nickerson, TN Scrap Recyclers Association Lobbyist and former State Representative Steve Buttry