Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 643
Air Conservation
Section 643.355

August 28, 2014


Illegal acts, penalties.

643.355. 1. Any person who knowingly misrepresents himself or herself as an official emissions inspection station or an inspector or a recognized repair technician is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent offense. Any person who is found guilty or who has pleaded guilty to a violation of this subsection shall be considered to have committed an offense for the purposes of this subsection.

2. Any person who knowingly manufactures, conveys or possesses any counterfeit or illegally obtained emissions inspection certificate or a counterfeit or illegally obtained emissions inspection sticker is guilty of a class C misdemeanor for the first offense and a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent offense. Any person who is found guilty or who has pleaded guilty to a violation of this subsection shall be considered to have committed an offense for the purposes of this subsection.

3. Any person who knowingly displays or permits to be displayed, on any motor vehicle owned by such person, any counterfeit or illegally obtained emissions inspection sticker is guilty of an infraction.

4. Any person who knowingly uses any counterfeit or illegally obtained emissions inspection certificate for the purpose of obtaining any motor vehicle registration is guilty of an infraction for the first offense, a class C misdemeanor for the second offense and a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent offense.

5. Any person who knowingly operates a motor vehicle required to be inspected and approved pursuant to sections 643.300 to 643.355 without displaying a valid emissions inspection sticker as required pursuant to section 643.315 is guilty of an infraction for the first offense, a class C misdemeanor for the second offense and a class B misdemeanor for any subsequent offense.

6. Except as otherwise provided in this section, any person who violates a requirement of sections 643.300 to 643.355 or a rule promulgated to enforce sections 643.300 to 643.355 is guilty of an infraction.

7. The superintendent of the highway patrol may seize documents which the superintendent suspects are counterfeit or illegally obtained in violation of this section for the purpose of enforcing this section. Any person who violates any procedural requirement of sections 643.300 to 643.355 is subject to a fine, and such fine shall be not less than five times the amount of the fee charged pursuant to section 643.350 or one hundred dollars, whichever is greater, if the violation is intentional or one involving gross negligence.

(L. 1994 S.B. 590, A.L. 1999 H.B. 603, et al. merged with S.B. 19)


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