January 31, 2003





SENATE BILL No. 6

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DIGEST OF SB 6 (Updated January 28, 2003 1:20 PM - DI 110)



Citations Affected: IC 35-43.

Synopsis: Air bag tampering. Makes it a Class A misdemeanor to install in a motor vehicle, as part of the motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system, a defective air bag or another object that does not comply with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of the motor vehicle. Makes the offense a Class C felony if an injury occurs as a result of the air bag tampering.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





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    January 7, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
    January 30, 2003, reported favorably _ Do Pass.






January 31, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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SENATE BILL No. 6



    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:

    SECTION 1. IC 35-43-1-5 , IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 5. (a) As used in this section, "defective air bag" means an air bag that does not comply with federal safety regulations for the particular make, model, and year of the motor vehicle in which the air bag is installed.
    (b) A person who knowingly or intentionally installs in a motor vehicle, as part of the motor vehicle's inflatable restraint system, in the place in which the original air bag of the motor vehicle was installed:
        (1) a defective air bag; or
        (2) any object other than an air bag that complies with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of the motor vehicle;
commits air bag tampering, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class C felony if a person in a motor vehicle is injured as a result of the air bag tampering