Governor signs bill cracking down on catalytic converter theft

Mar 28, 2024
Written by WR Communications

Tuesday, March 26, Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) signed into law HB 2153 – cracking down on vehicle catalytic converter theft. The legislation, prime sponsored by Representative Cindy Ryu (D-32), takes effect April 1, 2025, to allow businesses to increase compliance.

WR supported the legislation in response to the significant impact on our members, their employees, and customers caused by widespread catalytic converter theft. Victims not only face the expense of replacing the converter but also endure the inconvenience of being unable to use their vehicle or delivery truck. WR actively participated in the Catalytic Converter Theft Task Force, contributing to a report and recommendations submitted to the legislature.

WR is optimistic that once fully implemented, the new law will effectively deter these types of crimes and hold accountable those who persist in committing them.

Special thanks to Rep. Ryu (D-32) and Senator Jeff Wilson (R-19) for their diligent efforts in bringing this important legislation to realization.


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