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(A) In addition to the mandates of KRS 433.890 regarding the purchase of catalytic converters and all provisions of this chapter regarding restricted metals, it shall be unlawful for any person or business entity to purchase a used catalytic converter that is detached from a motor vehicle unless:
(1) The purchase is made from a person who has maintained a record pursuant to KRS 433.890(1) and who presents that record to the purchaser; or
(2) The purchase is made from a person who owns the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed, who presents proof of the person's ownership of the vehicle from which the converter was removed, and can reasonably link the catalytic converter to the vehicle. The purchaser shall maintain records of the proof for two years, including the vehicle identification number (VIN) associated with the vehicle.
(B) Upon the purchase of a used catalytic converter, if there is no vehicle identification number (VIN) previously engraved on the converter, the purchaser shall engrave the last five digits of the VIN number of the vehicle from which the converter was removed onto the converter.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 69-2021, approved 5-27-2021)