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Federal safety label required on all vehicles to be titled and registered

During the 2006 Iowa legislative session, a bill was passed, and subsequently signed into law, requiring a vehicle to have a manufacturer's label attached to the vehicle, certifying that the vehicle meets all the federal safety standards, if the vehicle is to be titled and registered for use on a highway. If there is no manufacturer's label, the vehicle will not be titled or registered in Iowa.

The new language found in Iowa Code 321.30(15) reads, "Unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, the department or the county treasurer shall refuse registration and issuance of a certificate of title unless the vehicle bears a manufacturer's label pursuant to 49 C.F.R. pt. 567 certifying that the vehicle meets federal motor vehicle safety standards."