Secondary Metals Recycler Registration
This code section explains the following:
- Supersede or preemption of local rules. Preemption language is the same as existing law except where political subdivisions enact laws that affect land use and zoning related to recyclers and impose occupational taxes and regulatory fees dealing with recyclers.
O.G.G.A. 10-1-363(a) The General Assembly finds that this article is a matter of state-wide concern. This article supersedes and preempts all rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and other laws adopted by any county, municipality, consolidated government, or other local governmental agency regarding the sale or purchase of regulated metal property except as allowed in this Code Section.
(b) Political subdivisions of this state may enact rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and other laws:
(1) Affecting the land use and zoning related to secondary metals recyclers; and
(2) Issuing occupational tax certificates to secondary metals recyclers, imposing occupational taxes, imposing regulatory fees as allowed in O.C.G.A. § 48-13-9, or revoking their occupational tax certificates.