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Subdivision 1.Definitions.

The definitions in this subdivision apply to this section.

(a) Motor vehicle. "Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine and designed for use on the public highways, such as automobiles, trucks, and buses.

(b) Person. "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, incorporated and unincorporated association, or any other legal or commercial entity.

(c) Air pollution control system. "Air pollution control system" means any device or element of design installed on or in a motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine in order to comply with pollutant emission restrictions established for the motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine by federal statute or regulation.

Subd. 2.Prohibited acts.

(a) A person may not knowingly tamper with, adjust, alter, change, or disconnect any air pollution control system on a motor vehicle or on a motor vehicle engine.

(b) A person may not manufacture, advertise, offer for sale, sell, use, or install a device that causes any air pollution control system not to be functional as designed.

(c) A person may not sell or transfer a motor vehicle with knowledge that any air pollution control system is either not in place or is not functional.

Subd. 3.Repairs.

This section does not prevent the service, repair, or replacement of any air pollution control system.

Subd. 3a.

[Repealed, 2008 c 287 art 1 s 126]

Subd. 4.Penalty.

A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 1995 c 220 s 141]

Subd. 6.Nonapplication.

This section does not apply to a sale or transfer of a motor vehicle for the purpose of scrapping, dismantling, or destroying it.

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