Air bags; counterfeit or nonfunctional bags prohibited. (HB2143)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Air bags; manufacture, importation, sale, etc., of counterfeit or nonfunctional air bag prohibited; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he knowingly manufactures, imports, sells, installs, or reinstalls a counterfeit air bag or nonfunctional air bag, or any device that is intended to conceal a counterfeit air bag or nonfunctional air bag, in a motor vehicle. The bill provides an exemption for the sale, installation, reinstallation, or replacement of a motor vehicle air bag on a vehicle solely used for police work. The bill also provides that any sale, installation, reinstallation, or replacement of a motor vehicle air bag with a counterfeit, nonfunctional, or otherwise unlawful air bag shall not be construed as a superseding cause that limits the liability of any party in any civil action. Amends § 46.2-1088.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104063D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19104899D-H1
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104899D-H1
01/24/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2143H1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2143H1)
02/13/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Committee substitute printed 19106867D-S1
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2143S1)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106867D-S1
02/18/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2143S1
02/18/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Placed on Calendar
02/19/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106867D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2143ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2143ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/14/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 392 (effective 7/1/19)
03/14/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0392)

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