Senate Bill No. 681
(By Senators Love, Oliverio, Unger, Hunter and Minard)
[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary.]
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 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
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to make it a felony for
persons to make, issue, or knowingly use any imitation or
counterfeit of an official certificate of inspection and to impose
a penalty for such crime.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would