Bill signed requiring record keeping in used tire sales

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation requiring record keeping involving the sale of used tires.

A news release from state Sen. Rick Jones’ office says the legislation he sponsored was signed by Snyder on Tuesday and takes effect in 90 days.

Under current state law, certain record keeping is required by dealers who buy or receive used motor vehicle parts, such as any major component part. The legislation signed Tuesday expands the law to include transactions with used tires, tire wheels or rims, and continuous tire tread.

Jones said in the release that Michigan has had “an alarming increase in the number of tire thefts” in the past couple years. Jones said the “best way to stop people from stealing tires is to cut off their ability to make money off” of the items stolen.

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