Gov. Tom Corbett signs legislation that is helping to crack down on scrap metal thefts during a ceremony in the state Capitol. Act 79 requires scrap processors and recycling facilities to register with the state police, increase the credentials required for transactions involving restricted materials, such as railroad ties, and gives courts the authority to impound vehicles linked to scrap metal thefts. I joined forces with state Sen. David Argall, sitting at left, to craft the measure. Standing from left are Argall staffer Jon Hopcraft, Reading and Northern Railroad official Matthew Johnson and his father, David. Standing next to me is Matthew Johnson’s son, Adyson. Another image from the ceremony can be seen by clicking here.