SB1029: Vehicle inspector; certification of a nonviolent felon.

SENATE BILL NO. 1029

Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled October 30, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-1165 of the Code of Virginia, relating to vehicle inspector certification; nonviolent felon.
Patron-- Cosgrove

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 46.2-1165 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1165. Regulations for inspection of vehicles; posting.

The Superintendent shall promulgate regulations for the inspection of motor vehicles under this title and shall furnish each official inspection station with a printed set of such regulations suitable for posting. Such station shall post the regulations in a conspicuous place in the portion of its premises where inspections are made and shall cause its employees making official inspections to be conversant with such regulations. No such regulation shall bar an individual from being certified as a vehicle inspector solely because he has previously been convicted of a criminal offense other than a violent felony offense as defined in § 17.1-805 or any act of violence as defined in § 19.2-297.1. Nothing herein shall prohibit the Superintendent from promulgating regulations revoking the vehicle inspector certification of a person convicted of any criminal offense subsequent to such person's certification as a vehicle inspector and prohibiting reinstatement of such certification.