130th Ohio General Assembly
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(125th General Assembly)
(Amended House Bill Number 219)

To enact section 4549.20 of the Revised Code to prohibit any person from installing in any motor vehicle any air bag other than one designed in accordance with and meeting federal law standards for the make, model, and model year of the vehicle.

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

SECTION 1. That section 4549.20 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:

Sec. 4549.20.  (A) As used in this section, "air bag" has the same meaning as in 49 C.F.R. 579.4, as amended.

(B) No person shall install or reinstall in any motor vehicle any object to fulfill the function of an air bag, including an air bag, other than an air bag that was designed in conformance with or that is regulated by federal motor vehicle safety standard number 208 for the make, model, and model year of the vehicle, knowing that the object is not in accordance with that standard.

(C) Whoever violates division (B) of this section is guilty of improper replacement of a motor vehicle air bag, a misdemeanor of the first degree on a first offense. On each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a felony of the fifth degree.

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