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Consumer Protection Supplemental Restraint Systems

Concerning consumer protection for acts related to a supplemental restraint system.
2021 Regular Session
Civil Law
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The act makes it a deceptive trade practice for a person to knowingly or intentionally manufacture, import, distribute, sell, offer for sale, install, or reinstall a device intended to replace a supplemental restraint system component if the device is:

  • A counterfeit supplemental restraint system component;
  • A nonfunctional airbag; or
  • Any object in lieu of a supplemental restraint system component that was not designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for the make, model, and year of the motor vehicle in which it is or will be installed.

The act also prohibits a motor vehicle repair facility or any employee or contract laborer of the facility from installing or reinstalling any device that causes the motor vehicle's diagnostic systems to fail to warn that:

  • The motor vehicle is equipped with a counterfeit supplemental restraint system component;
  • The motor vehicle is equipped with a nonfunctional airbag; or
  • No airbag is installed.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/17/2021 Signed Act PDF
    05/11/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/23/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/22/2021 Revised PDF
    03/29/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    03/26/2021 Engrossed PDF
    03/04/2021 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details