Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Motor vehicle accidents. Makes it a Class C infraction if a motor vehicle involved in an accident comes to a stop in the traveled portion of a highway, and the operator fails (with certain exceptions) to move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway in a manner that does not obstruct traffic more than is necessary. Provides that, with certain exceptions, a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses a plate or label that contains an identification number not attached to the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part to which the plate or label was originally assigned by Motor vehicle accidents. Makes it a Class C infraction if a motor vehicle involved in an accident comes to a stop in the traveled portion of a highway, and the operator fails (with certain exceptions) to move the motor vehicle off the traveled portion of the highway in a manner that does not obstruct traffic more than is necessary. Provides that, with certain exceptions, a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses a plate or label that contains an identification number not attached to the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part to which the plate or label was originally assigned by a manufacturer or governmental entity commits a Class A misdemeanor, increases the penalty to a Level 6 felony if the person possesses more than one unattached plate or if the value of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part to which the plate is attached is between $750 and $50,000, and increases the penalty to a Level 5 felony if the value of the motor vehicle or motor vehicle part to which the plate is attached is at least $50,000. Provides that a person that damages, removes, or alters an original or a special identification number commits a Level 6 felony. Increases the penalty for selling a motor vehicle with an altered identification number to a Level 6 felony if the value of the vehicle is between $750 and $50,000, and to a Level 5 felony if the value of the vehicle is at least $50,000. Makes the penalty for counterfeiting a motor vehicle title a Class A misdemeanor (under current law, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor), and increases the penalty to a Level 6 felony if the value of the vehicle is between $750 and $50,000, and to a Level 5 felony if the value of the vehicle is at least $50,000. Defines the term "emergency incident". Expands the definition of the term "emergency incident area". ... View more