Bill Text: CA AB1854 | 2011-2012 | Regular Session | Enrolled

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Bill Title: Vehicles: inflatable restraint systems.

Status: (Passed) 2012-07-13 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 97, Statutes of 2012. [AB1854 Detail]

Download: California-2011-AB1854-Enrolled.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 1854	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JUNE 28, 2012
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  MAY 10, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  MAY 3, 2012
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 9, 2012

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Brownley

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2012

   An act to amend Section 27317 of the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1854, Brownley. Vehicles: inflatable restraint systems.
   Existing law makes it a misdemeanor for any person to install or
reinstall for compensation or distribute or sell any previously
deployed air bag that is part of an inflatable restraint system if
the person knows that the air bag has been previously deployed.
   This bill would also make it a misdemeanor for a person, for
compensation, to install, reinstall, rewire, tamper with, alter, or
modify a vehicle's computer system or supplemental restraint system,
including, but not limited to, the supplemental restraint system's
on-board system performance indicators, so that it falsely indicates
the supplemental restraint system is in proper working order, and for
a person to knowingly distribute or sell a previously deployed air
bag or component that will no longer meet the original equipment
manufacturing form or function for proper operation.
   Because this bill would expand the definition of an existing
crime, it would impose a state-mandated local program.
   The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local
agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the
state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that
reimbursement.
   This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this
act for a specified reason.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 27317 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   27317.  A person who installs, reinstalls, rewires, tampers with,
alters, or modifies for compensation, a vehicle's computer system or
supplemental restraint system, including, but not limited to, the
supplemental restraint system's on-board system performance
indicators, so that it falsely indicates the supplemental restraint
system is in proper working order, or who knowingly distributes or
sells a previously deployed air bag or previously deployed air bag
component that will no longer meet the original equipment
manufacturing form or function for proper operation, is guilty of a
misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to five thousand dollars
($5,000) or by imprisonment in a county jail for up to one year, or
by both the fine and imprisonment.
  SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
Constitution.
                
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