Iowa Introduces Bill to Protect Hobbyists From Unfair Exhaust Noise Citations

SEMA-model legislation that would allow Iowa’s vehicle hobbyists to install and use aftermarket modified exhaust systems that meet a 95-decibel limit was introduced in the Iowa State Senate. A subcommittee of the Senate Transportation Committee considered the bill February 15, 2012. The bill would remove subjective provisions in the law and force compliance with an objectively measured standard, benefitting consumers, the aftermarket industry and police officers who are charged with enforcing the law. Iowa becomes the third state, after Hawaii and West Virginia, to introduce the SEMA model. 

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