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Chapter 17 D     Entire Code
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Chapter 17D  |  Article 17D - 5
WVC 17 D- CHAPTER 17D. MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY RESPONSIBILITY LAW.
WVC 17 D- 5 - ARTICLE 5. VIOLATION OF PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER; PENALTIES.

WVC 17 D- 5 - 1 §17D-5-1. Transfer of registration to defeat purpose of chapter prohibited.
If an owner's registration has been suspended hereunder, such registration shall not be transferred nor the vehicle in respect to which such registration was issued registered in any other name until the commissioner is satisfied that such transfer of registration is proposed in good faith and not for the purpose or with the effect of defeating the purposes of this chapter. Nothing in this section shall in any wise affect the rights of any conditional vendor, chattel mortgagee or lessor of such a vehicle registered in the name of another as owner who becomes subject to the provisions of this chapter.

WVC 17 D- 5 - 2 §17D-5-2.

Repealed.

Acts, 1994 Reg. Sess., Ch. 111.

WVC 17 D- 5 - 3 §17D-5-3. Forgery; suspension of license or registration; penalty for violations of chapter.
(a) Any person who forges or, without authority, signs any evidence or proof of insurance, who files or offers for filing any such evidence of proof knowing or having reason to believe that it is forged or signed without authority or who provides false or fraudulent information is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned in jail for not more than one year, or both.

(b) Any person who violates any provision of this chapter for which no penalty is otherwise provided is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned in jail not more than ninety days, or both.

(c) The commissioner shall suspend the person's driver's license for a period of ninety days and shall revoke the motor vehicle registration upon receipt of a conviction under subsection (a) of this section: Provided, That the motor vehicle registration may be reinstated upon current proof of the security required by this chapter.

(d) If the commissioner determines that any person has provided false or fraudulent insurance information on any application, form or document to the division or has provided a fraudulently altered or forged evidence or proof of insurance to the division, the division shall suspend the person's driver's license for ninety days and revoke the motor vehicle registration until genuine proof of insurance is provided to the division.

(e) The person shall be afforded due process in accordance with the provisions of section seven, article two-a of this chapter.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 D- 2 A- 2 - (Amended Code)
§17 D- 2 A- 5 - (Amended Code)
§17 D- 2 A- 7 - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 427
PASSED - Regular Session

SB427 SUB1 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to motor vehicle insurance
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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