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Engrossed Version Senate Bill 681 History

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ENGROSSED

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

FOR


Senate Bill No. 681

(By Senators Love, Oliverio, Unger, Hunter and Minard)

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[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;

reported March 24, 2005.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §17C-16-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to creating a felony offense for making, issuing or using counterfeit auto inspection stickers; and providing a penalty for such violation.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17C-16-8 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 16. INSPECTION OF VEHICLES.
§17C-16-8. False certificates.

(a) No person shall make, issue or knowingly use any imitation or counterfeit of an official certificate of inspection.
(b) No person shall display or cause or permit to be displayed upon a vehicle any certificate of inspection and approval knowing the same to be fictitious or issued for another vehicle or issued without an inspection having been made.
(c) Any person convicted of a violation of this section for making or issuing an imitation or counterfeit official certificate of inspection is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in a state correctional facility not less than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.
(d) Any person convicted of a violation of this section for knowingly using an imitation or counterfeit of an official certificate of inspection shall be punished according to the provisions of section one, article eighteen of this chapter.

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