Senate Bill No. 325
(By Senator Wiedebusch)
[Introduced February 10, 1995; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend and reenact section six, article sixteen, chapter
seventeen-c of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to inspection of
motor vehicles; and fees therefor.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section six, article sixteen, chapter seventeen-c of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one,
as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 16. INSPECTION OF VEHICLES.
§17C-16-6. Assignment, transfer and posting of official
inspection station permit; issuance and record of
certificate of inspection; inspection fee.
No permit for an official inspection station shall be assigned or transferred or used at any location other than
therein designated and every said permit shall be posted in a
conspicuous place at the station location designated.
The person operating any such station shall issue a
certificate of inspection and approval, upon an official form, to
the owner of a vehicle upon inspecting such vehicle and
determining that its equipment required hereunder is in good
condition and proper adjustment, but otherwise no certificate
shall be issued, except such as may be issued pursuant to section
two of this article. When required by the superintendent, a
record and report shall be made of every inspection and every
certificate so issued.
A fee of not more than seven dollars may be charged for an
inspection and any necessary headlight adjustment to proper
focus, not including any replacement parts required, and the
issuance of such certificate, but the imposition of such charge
shall not be mandatory: Provided, That any inspection station
which utilizes a tint-meter to inspect a vehicle's compliance
with the provisions of section thirty-six-a, article fifteen of
this chapter, may charge an additional fee, not to exceed fifty
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow an additional
charge that an inspection station may impose if it utilizes a
tint-meter to measure windshield tinting of a vehicle.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that
would be added.