Arrest made under new law Digital record keeping on catalytic converters now required


Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan J. Garrison announced on Friday that Mark A. Schafer, age 36, was charged with one count of failure to keep electronic records of catalytic converter purchases (Class A misdemeanor) and one count of purchasing of unattached catalytic converters (Class A misdemeanor) under a new law which took effect May 27, 2022.

Public Act 102-906 was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on May 27, 2022, to address the statewide increase in catalytic converter thefts by regulating businesses who purchase catalytic converters. Prior to the enactment of P.A. 102-906, bus...

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