SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 17, April 28, 2011

Senate Hearing Scheduled on Nevada Bill to Exempt Hobby Cars from Emissions Tests

SEMA-supported legislation to provide that classic vehicles and classic rods would be exempted from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their vehicle will not be driven more than 5,000 miles per year will be considered by the Nevada Senate Transportation Committee. The bill was already passed by the Nevada Assembly. Existing law only exempts ’67 and older model-year vehicles from emissions inspection.

Currently, classic rods and classic vehicles are subject to a 2,500-mile-per-year limit to qualify for an emissions exemption and must pass an initial two-speed idle emissions inspection to qualify. Also, each year the owners of classic rods and classic vehicles must fill out a certification that their vehicles have not been driven more than 2,500 miles during the previous year and the certification must be verified by a DMV emissions technician. Under the bill, the initial emissions inspection would no longer be required. 

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