House Approves Bill to Deter Catalytic Converter Thefts

May 4, 2022

Nationwide, states have experienced a wave of catalytic converter thefts. Today, my House colleagues and I sent legislation to the governor that works to curb these thefts by eliminating the market for these parts.

SB 256 addresses the receipt and sale of these parts and provides our law enforcement officers with the tools to better track and identify potential criminal activity. 

Catalytic converters contain several precious metals and are easy targets as they're accessible from underneath a vehicle.

This issue has contributed to a part shortage and higher costs. This is a smart, proactive start to addressing this issue by regulating the sale of these parts in Connecticut, deterring these kinds of thefts.

SB 256 is the first step, and we expect to continue this fight in the coming years.