Gov. Rick Snyder shakes hands with state Rep. Paul Muxlow, of Brown City, after Friday signing Rep. Muxlow’s legislation cracking down on scrap metal theft. The new law requires the scrap metal industry to mail payments for any sales over $25 involving air conditioning components, catalytic converters or copper wire – the three most often stolen metal components. Rep. Muxlow praised the work completed by a bipartisan work group that involved legislators, law enforcement officials and members of the scrap metal industry. “The signing of this bill is the first step in curbing the illegal scrap metal theft industry,” Rep. Muxlow said.