§ 70.02  ADOPTION OF STATE LAW.
   Pursuant to the authority of VA Code Title 46.2, Chapter 13, as amended, all of the provisions and requirements of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia contained in VA Code Title 46.2, VA Code Title 16.1, Chapter 11, Article 9, §§ 16.1 278 et seq. and in VA Code Title 18.2, Chapter 7, Article 2, §§ 18.2 266 et seq., as amended, and in force on July 1, 2013, except those provisions and requirements the violation of which constitutes a felony, and except those provisions and regulations which by their very nature can have no application to or within Northampton County (the "county"), are hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference and made applicable within the county.  References to "highways of the state" contained in such provisions and requirements hereby adopted shall be deemed to refer to the streets, highways and other public ways within the county.  Such provisions and requirements are hereby adopted, mutatis mutandis, and made a part of this section as fully as though set forth at length herein, and it shall be unlawful for any person, within the county to violate or fail, neglect or refuse to comply with, any provision of VA Code Title 46.2 or VA Code Title 16.1, Chapter 11, Article 9; VA Code Title 18.2, Chapter 7, Article 2, as amended, and effective on July 1, 2013, which are adopted hereby; provided, that the penalties imposed for the violation of any provision or requirement hereby adopted shall be the same as the penalty imposed for a similar offense under VA Code Title 46.2 and under VA Code Title 16.1, Chapter 11, Article 9 or of VA Code Title 18.2, Chapter 7, Article 2, as amended, and effective on July 1, 2013.  Amendments to such state law hereafter adopted shall be incorporated herein on their respective effective dates unless specifically rejected by the governing body of this county.
(Ord. passed 8-12-1991;  Am. Ord. passed 6-10-2002; Am. Ord. passed 6-9-2003; Am. Ord. passed 6-14-2004; Am. Ord. passed 6-13-2005; Am. Ord. passed 7-10-06; Am. Ord. passed 6-11- 2007; Am. Ord. passed 6-10-2008; Am. Ord. passed 8-11-2009; Am. Ord. passed 6-8-2010; Am. Ord. passed 6-14-2011; Am. Ord. passed 6-11-2013)