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Bill to Exempt Hobby Cars From Emissions Tests Approved by Nevada Senate Transportation Committee; Moves Next to Full Senate

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 was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee and will now be considered by the full Nevada Senate. The bill already has been passed by the Nevada Assembly. 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 A.B. 2, the initial emissions inspection would no longer be required. Existing law only exempts ’67 and older model-year vehicles from emissions inspection.    

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