Law & Order

Tennessee Introduces Bills to Exempt Certain Older Vehicles From Emissions Tests

SEMA is supporting identical legislation in the Tennessee House of Representatives and Senate to exempt vehicles more than 25 years old from the state’s annual emissions inspection and maintenance program, where applicable. To qualify for the exemption, these vehicles must be registered as “antique motor vehicles.” Existing law defines an antique vehicle as a motor vehicle more than 25 years old with a non-modified engine and body that is used for club activities, exhibits, tours, parades and similar uses as a collector's item; on the highways for the purpose of selling, testing the operation of, or obtaining repairs or maintenance; and for general transportation on Saturday and Sunday. 

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