Governor JB Pritzker signed a measure into law Friday to reduce the record number of sales of catalytic converters.
Representative Lashawn Ford explains what the measure does.
The new law adds catalytic converters to the definition of recyclable metal, requiring record keeping on the purchase of the converter, the vehicle, photos or video of the seller, a verified name and address of the seller, and a signed declaration by the seller.
A recent State Farm study says Illinois ranks in the top five states in the nation for catalytic converter thefts.
Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz, who spearheaded the measure, hopes this new law will decrease a loophole many found their way around.
The new law is now in place.