Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-43-1-5 .

Synopsis: Improper repair of vehicle air bags. Makes it a Class C felony to install in a motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system any object in place of an air bag if the installed object fails to comply with federal requirements.

Effective: July 1, 2002.

Aguilera, Stevenson, Goodin

    January 14, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.


Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-43-1-5; (02)IN1254.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-43-1-5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2002]: Sec. 5. A person who knowingly or intentionally installs an object:
        (1) in place of an air bag; and
        (2) that does not comply with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of a motor vehicle as part of the motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system;
commits air bag tampering, a Class C felony.