HB160: Motor vehicle keys; manufacturers to provide means to duplicate for certain models.

Offered January 11, 2006
Prefiled December 29, 2005
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-116, relating to provision by motor vehicle manufacturers of means for reproducing keys for certain motor vehicles.
Patron-- Purkey

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 46.2 a section numbered 46.2-116 as follows:

§ 46.2-116.  Manufacturers to provide means of reproducing keys to certain motor vehicles.

On and after January 1, 2007, the manufacturer of every motor vehicle manufactured for the 2007 model year or any subsequent model year shall provide a means whereby the owners, lessees, and representatives of owners and lessees of such motor vehicles may obtain all information required to permit the reproduction of any key required to operate the owner's or lessee's vehicle. Such information shall be accessible 24 hours a day and seven days a week.