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Update June 19: A quick note to report the ban is now law.
Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill on Friday.
First reporting: As South Carolina continues to grapple with copper theft for recycling crimes, state legislators have passed new laws to make it tougher to trade in scrap metal.
The new S.C. laws would outlaw cash payments in copper transactions and require permits from those who resell copper. However, Gov. Nikki Haley has yet to say whether or not she'll sign it.