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2012 SESSION


CHAPTER 11
An Act to amend and reenact 46.2-103 of the Code of Virginia, relating to stopping of vehicles by law-enforcement officers.
[H 187]
Approved February 28, 2012

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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 46.2-103 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-103. Stopping vehicles for inspection or to secure information.

Except as prohibited by 19.2-59, on his request or signal, any law-enforcement officer who is in uniform or displays his badge or other sign of authority may:

1. Stop any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to inspect its equipment, operation, manufacturer's serial or engine number; or

2. Stop any property-carrying motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to inspect its contents or load or to obtain other necessary information.

Nothing in this section, however, shall be construed to authorize the establishment on any highway of police check-points where the only vehicles subject to inspection are motorcycles.