Citations Affected: IC 9-13; IC 9-19; noncode.
Synopsis: Air bag tampering. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to
knowingly or intentionally install in a motor vehicle any object in place
of an airbag in the motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system if the
installed object fails to comply with federal requirements, and a Class
D felony if an injury occurs as a result of the installation. Makes it a
Class D felony to knowingly or intentionally sell, lease, trade, or
transfer a motor vehicle that has been installed with any object in place
of an air bag in the motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system if the
installed object fails to comply with federal requirements.
Effective: July 1, 2003.
January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Consumer
January 30, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.
February 3, 2003, read second time, ordered engrossed. Engrossed.
February 4, 2003, read third time, passed. Yeas 50, nays 0.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2003]: Sec. 79.7. "Inflatable restraint system", for purposes of
, has the meaning set forth in IC 9-19-10.5-1.
SECTION 2. IC 9-13-2-105, AS AMENDED BY P.L.143-2002,
SECTION 2, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 105. (a) "Motor vehicle" means, except as
otherwise provided in this section, a vehicle that is self-propelled. The
term does not include a farm tractor, an implement of husbandry, or an
electric personal assistive mobility device.
(b) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-21, means:
(1) a vehicle except a motorized bicycle that is self-propelled; or
(2) a vehicle that is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
(c) "Motor vehicle", for purposes of IC 9-19-10.5 and IC 9-25, means a vehicle that is self-propelled upon a highway in Indiana. The term does not include a farm tractor.