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HB 1521 - Prohibits Hidden Compartments in Vehicles - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Jerry Stern voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (114-83) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Hidden Compartments in Vehicles

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits the use of hidden compartments in motor vehicles for criminal activity.

Highlights:
  • Classifies the intent to use a false or secret compartment in a motor vehicle for criminal activity as a first degree misdemeanor (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “false or secret compartment” as any enclosure integrated into a motor vehicle that is a modification of the vehicle as built by the manufacturer (Sec. 1).
  • Requires a motor vehicle with a false or secret compartment that is used for criminal activity to be forfeited unless the owner had no knowledge of the compartment or criminal activity (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Hidden Compartments in Vehicles

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