Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 9-19.

Synopsis: Motor vehicle air conditioning and odometers. Provides that certain substances approved by the federal Environmental Protection Agency are acceptable alternatives for use as refrigerants in motor vehicle air conditioning systems. Updates an obsolete reference to a federal statute in the Indiana statute governing recovery of civil penalties by the attorney general for violation of state or federal laws concerning tampering with or resetting odometers.

Effective: July 1, 2009.


    January 12, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

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

SOURCE: IC 9-19-2-1; (09)IN1253.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 9-19-2-1 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 1. Air conditioning equipment shall be manufactured, installed, and maintained with due regard for the safety of the occupants of the vehicle and the public and may not contain a refrigerant that is toxic to individuals or that is flammable, unless the refrigerant is included in the list published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a safe alternative motor vehicle air conditioning substitute for chlorofluorocarbon-12 under 42 U.S.C. 7671k(c).
SOURCE: IC 9-19-9-7; (09)IN1253.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 9-19-9-7 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 7. A person who:
        (1) violates this chapter; or
        (2) violates 15 U.S.C. 1988 49 U.S.C. 32709 (as in effect January 1, 1987); 1995);
commits a deceptive act and is subject to a civil penalty of not more than one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) for each violation in addition to other remedies available under this chapter and IC 24-5-0.5.

The attorney general, acting in the name of the state, has the exclusive right to petition for recovery of such a penalty, and the penalty may be recovered only in an action brought under IC 24-5-0.5-4(c).