In a severe disappointment for the old-car hobby, the California Senate failed to gain final approval before the June 3 deadline for amended legislation (S.B. 1239) to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions-inspection requirement.
June is a critical month for the RPM Act. The House Energy and Commerce Committee must pass the RPM Act before the full Congress can vote on it. Don’t let Congress leave for its month-long summer recess without taking Committee action first. Contact your lawmakers today and urge them to act now!
The visit highlights the importance of the RPM Act to business and the local economy.
Legislation to raise gas taxes and require a study of a road-usage tax died when the legislature adjourned for the year.
Legislation to establish a road usage fee for motor vehicles registered to travel on state roads died when the legislature failed to act.
Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
Amended legislation to exempt motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from emissions inspection requirements was unanimously approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 8.
SEMA members have been instrumental in rallying dozens more members of Congress to co-sponsor the bipartisan RPM Act.
A bill to ban motor-vehicle exhaust systems that increase the noise level died when the legislature adjourned for the year.