Minnesota House advancing Catalytic Converter Bill

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota House is advancing a bill that would crack down on catalytic converter thefts.

The bill passed Monday and would require detached catalytic converters to carry the vehicle identification number of the car where they originated.

Police would be able to seize detached converters that don't have those markings.

Precious metals in the part that are worth more than gold are fueling the increase in thefts.