Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 754
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/03/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 101 and 102
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 860.146, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    6  read:
    7         860.146 Fake airbags; junk-filled airbag compartment.—
    8         (1) As used in this section, the term:
    9         (a) “Airbag” means a motor vehicle inflatable occupant
   10  restraint system, including all component parts, such as the
   11  cover, sensors, controllers, inflators, and wiring that is
   12  designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for a
   13  given make, model, and year of a vehicle.
   14         (b) “Counterfeit airbag” means an airbag displaying a mark
   15  identical or similar to the genuine mark of a motor vehicle
   16  manufacturer without authorization from said manufacturer.
   17         (c) “Nonfunctional airbag” means a replacement airbag that:
   18         1. was previously deployed or damaged;
   19         2. has an electric fault that is detected by the vehicle
   20  airbag diagnostic system after the installation procedure is
   21  completed; or
   22         3. includes any part or object, including, but not limited
   23  to, a counterfeit or repaired airbag cover, installed in a motor
   24  vehicle to mislead the owner or operator of such motor vehicle
   25  into believing that a functional airbag has been installed.
   26         (d) “Fake airbag” means any item other than an airbag that
   27  was designed in accordance with federal safety regulations for a
   28  given make, model, and year of motor vehicle as part of a motor
   29  vehicle inflatable restraint system including counterfeit or
   30  nonfunctioning airbags.
   31         (e)(b) “Junk-filled airbag compartment” means an airbag
   32  compartment that is filled with any substance that does not
   33  function in the same manner or to the same extent as an airbag
   34  to protect vehicle occupants in a vehicle crash. The term does
   35  not include a compartment from which an airbag has deployed if
   36  there is no concealment of the deployment.
   37         (2) It is unlawful for anyone to knowingly import,
   38  manufacture, purchase, sell, offer for sale, or install, or
   39  reinstall on any vehicle any fake airbag or junk-filled airbag
   40  compartment. Any person who violates this subsection commits a
   41  felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.
   42  775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
   44  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete line 11
   47  and insert:
   48         circumstances; amending s. 860.146, F.S.; defining
   49         airbag, counterfeit airbag, and nonfunctional airbag
   50         and providing additional unlawful acts relating to
   51         airbags; providing an effective date.