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Introduced Version Senate Bill 422 History

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Senate Bill No. 422

(By Senator Bailey)

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[Introduced March 2, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17C-15-51 , relating to requiring motor vehicles used for local, multistop deliveries to install back-up alarms.

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-15-51 , to read as follows:
ARTICLE 15. EQUIPMENT.

§17C-15-51. Back-up alarms on certain vehicles.

Every motor vehicle used for local, multistop deliveries shall be equipped with properly installed back-up alarms loud enough to be heard for a distance of fifty feet in high traffic areas. These back-up alarms shall be automatically activated when the motor vehicle gears are placed in reverse.
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 motor vehicles
used for local, multistop deliveries to install back-up alarms.

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

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