Law & Order

Maryland Bill Provides Emissions Inspection Exemption for Newer Cars

Legislation introduced in the Maryland General Assembly proposes to exempt newer motor vehicles from the state’s mandatory emissions inspection program. Under the SEMA-supported bill, a vehicle would be exempt from mandatory emissions test requirements for four years after the vehicle's model year or first registration date, whichever is earlier.

The bill recognizes that there is little value in testing newer vehicles when it usually confirms that they are compliant given the emissions system durability requirements. More information on the Maryland bill here.

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