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§17A-7-2.  Operation of motor vehicles by dealers or other persons under special stickers; application and fees; expiration.

(a) A member of the West Virginia State Police may at any detachment office, upon application therefor on a form prescribed by the commissioner, issue to a licensed dealer or any other person other than those specified in section one of this article, a paper sticker or decal to be affixed to the left side of the rear window of a motor vehicle or to the left rear of a vehicle which is not self-propelled. Such sticker or decal shall be of a size to be designated by the commissioner and shall be serially numbered and shall have provision thereon to indicate the date of issuance thereof.

(b) A fee of $10 per sticker shall be collected.  The Division of Motor Vehicles may adjust the fee for each sticker every five years on September 1, based on the U. S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics most current Consumer Price Index: Provided, That an increase in such fee may not exceed ten percent of the total fee amount in a single year. The fees will be dispersed as follows: Half shall be deposited in the State Road Fund and half shall be deposited in the special revenue account within the Division of Highways for the maintenance of the West Virginia welcome centers and rest areas along interstate highways in this state.

(c) Such sticker or decal shall be valid for forty-eight hours after its issuance for the operation of a vehicle, whether under its own power or while being towed, one time only over the streets or highways, and upon being once affixed to a vehicle shall become invalid for subsequent use on that or any other vehicle.

(d) The provisions of this section enacted in 2017 take effect on July 1, 2017.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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