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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
CRIMES
Chapter 860
OFFENSES CONCERNING AIRCRAFT, MOTOR VEHICLES, VESSELS, AND RAILROADS
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F.S. 860.147
860.147 Import, sale, or installation of counterfeit, fake, or nonfunctional catalytic converters.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Catalytic converter” has the same meaning as provided in s. 860.142(2)(a).
(b) “Counterfeit catalytic converter” means a catalytic converter displaying a mark identical or similar to the genuine mark of a catalytic converter manufacturer or motor vehicle manufacturer without authorization from such manufacturer.
(c) “Fake catalytic converter” means an item, other than a catalytic converter designed in accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations for a given make, model, and year of motor vehicle as part of a motor vehicle emission control system, including a counterfeit or nonfunctional catalytic converter, which is used to replace a legitimate catalytic converter.
(d) “Nonfunctional catalytic converter” means a replacement catalytic converter that:
1. Was previously recalled or damaged; or
2. Includes a part or object, including, but not limited to, a counterfeit or repaired catalytic converter, installed in a motor vehicle to mislead the owner or operator of such motor vehicle to believe that a functional catalytic converter has been installed.
(2) A person may not knowingly import, manufacture, purchase for the purpose of reselling or installing, sell, offer for sale, or install or reinstall in a motor vehicle a counterfeit, fake, or nonfunctional catalytic converter. A person who violates this subsection commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.s. 2, ch. 2023-114.