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Senate Bill No. 407

(By Senator Bailey)


[Introduced March 1, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Transportation and Infrastructure.]


A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17C-15-7 , relating to requiring certain trucks and buses to install mud flaps.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated
§17C-15-7 , to read as follows:

§17C-15-7. Mud flaps on certain vehicles.

All duel-wheeled passenger buses, trucks, truck tractors, and certain trailers, semitrailers, and pole trailers, respectively, when operated upon any highway shall be equipped with mud flaps sufficient to deflect any road or tire debris which may be picked up by the rear tires of these vehicles and discharged rearward.
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this section.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require mud flaps on certain trucks and buses.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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