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10103065D
HOUSE BILL NO. 579
Offered January 13, 2010
Prefiled January 12, 2010
A BILL to amend and reenact 15.2-919 and 46.2-1050 of the Code of Virginia, relating to motorcycle noise; mufflers.
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Patron-- Cole (By Request)
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 15.2-919 and 46.2-1050 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

15.2-919. Regulation of motorcycle, moped, or motorized skateboard or scooter noise.

Any locality may, by ordinance, regulate noise from a motorcycle, moped, or motorized skateboard or scooter, as defined in 46.2-100, which that is not equipped with a muffler and exhaust system conforming to 46.2-1047 and , 46.2-1049, and 46.2-1050, if such noise may be hazardous to the health and well-being of its citizens.

46.2-1050. Mufflers on motorcycles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or cause to be operated any motorcycle not equipped with a muffler or other sound dissipative device in good working order and in constant operation. Motorcycles shall use a muffler system in good working order that meets the federal standards under 40 C.F.R 205.166.

No person shall remove or render inoperative, or cause to be removed or rendered inoperative, other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement, any muffler or sound dissipative device on a motorcycle.


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