Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Ongoing major thefts of copper and other metals from abandoned and occupied buildings have garnered the attention of lawmakers nationwide.

Thefts of copper and other metals essential to construction and even infrastructure are still rampant across the country, causing some lawmakers to seek a federal law—while others look to toughen state law for punishment.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, sponsored the Metal Theft Prevention Act, unveiled Aug. 9. The bill would make it a federal crime to steal metal from critical infrastructure, including roads and schools.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

Dig Deeper



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360
Live Chat

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.