Public Safety Committee Aims to Curb Catalytic Converter Theft

Underside of a Toyota Corolla. Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com

Catalytic converter theft has escalated in West Hartford, the state, and through the country.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A legislative committee on public safety advanced a proposal Tuesday which would restrict the sale of detached catalytic converters in Connecticut in an effort to curb a nationwide spike in theft of the auto parts.

With bipartisan support, the Public Safety and Security Committee approved the bill, which would prohibit vehicle recyclers from receiving catalytic converters that are not attached to a vehicle and require a VIN to be etched into any converter they sell.

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