2013 Maryland Code
§ 23-101 - Definitions
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Division” means the Automotive Safety Enforcement Division of the Department of State Police.
(c) “Equipment” includes all mechanisms that form part of or relate to vehicle equipment.
(d) “Facility” means a licensed dealer or a vehicle garage, repair shop, or gasoline service station.
(e) “Inspection certificate” means a written certification by an inspection station that:
(1) Certifies that, as of its date, a specified vehicle meets or exceeds the standards for equipment established under this title; and
(2) Is signed and dated on behalf of the inspection station by the registered individual who personally inspected the vehicle.
(f) “Inspection station” means a facility that is licensed by the Division under this subtitle.
(g) “Police officer” means:
(1) Any uniformed police officer; or
(2) Any civilian employee of the Department of State Police or the Maryland Transportation Authority Police assigned to enforce this subtitle or any regulation adopted under this subtitle, but only while acting under written authorization of the Secretary of State Police.
(h) “Repair order certification” means a written certification by an inspection station or police department that:
(1) Certifies that, as of its date, the equipment specified in a safety equipment repair order meets or exceeds the standards established under this subtitle; and
(2) Is signed and dated:
(i) On behalf of the inspection station by the registered individual who personally inspected the vehicle; or
(ii) On behalf of the police department by the authorized police officer who personally inspected the vehicle.
(i) (1) “Vehicle” means, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any vehicle registered or to be registered in this State as:
(i) A Class A (passenger) vehicle;
(ii) A Class M (multipurpose) vehicle;
(iii) A Class J (vanpool) vehicle;
(iv) A Class E (truck) vehicle;
(v) A Class F (tractor) vehicle;
(vi) A Class G (trailer) vehicle;
(vii) A Class B (for-hire) vehicle; or
(viii) A Class D (motorcycle) vehicle.
(2) For purposes of safety equipment repair orders only, “vehicle” means, except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer.
(3) “Vehicle” does not include any Class L (historic) vehicle, or any trailer which is a mobile home as defined by § 11-134 of this article.
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