Is Paying with Checks Costing Your Business?

By: Brian Hudson
Government Relations Strategist for the GRA
The Hudson Group

In 2012, the Georgia House and Senate passed a law that banned recyclers from paying cash for regulated metal. Over the years, this ban has caused many recyclers headaches with paperwork, high costs of writing checks for small transactions and check fraud.

During the 2022 legislative session, the Georgia Recyclers Association worked with Senator Bo Hatchett (R-Clarkesville) to introduce SB 591 which allows recyclers to pay cash up to $100 for all regulated metal except batteries, used communications copper, copper wire, used utility wire, and catalytic converters. Our team worked countless hours to develop a coalition that would remain neutral on this issue. While it did not make it over the finish line in 2022, we will be working with Senator Hatchett to bring it back in 2023.

We will need your help during the 2023 legislative session, which will go from January-March of 2023 to support this important measure by contacting your legislators asking for their support. Stay tuned for more communications on this important issue.

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