Air bags and supplemental restraint systems; counterfeit and nonfunctional components prohibited. (HB2143)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Air bags and supplemental restraint systems; counterfeit and nonfunctional components prohibited; penalty. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he (i) installs or reinstalls any air bag or other component of a motor vehicle's supplemental restraint system that is counterfeit, nonfunctional, or not in accordance with federal safety regulations; (ii) knowingly, without authorization, and not pursuant to guidelines or bulletins from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sells, installs, reinstalls, or replaces any device that causes a motor vehicle's diagnostic system to (a) fail to warn when a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component as defined in the bill or a nonfunctional air bag as defined in the bill is installed in a motor vehicle or (b) inaccurately indicate that the motor vehicle is equipped with a properly functioning air bag; or (iii) knowingly manufactures, imports, distributes, sells, or offers for sale a device intended to replace a supplemental restraint system component in any motor vehicle that is a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component, a nonfunctional air bag, or a device that does not meet federal safety standards. Amends § 46.2-1088.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2019: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
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)

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