Law & Order

Pennsylvania Bills to Reform Emissions Testing Requirements Pass Senate; Move to House

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Office

SEMA-supported legislation (S.B. 742-745) introduced in Pennsylvania to reform the state’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program passed the Senate and currently awaits consideration in the House Transportation Committee.

If passed, these bills would replace the annual emissions testing requirement with a biennial requirement, exempt new vehicles from the I/M program for eight years after the manufacture date, exempt certain counties from testing requirements, and change testing criteria for model-year 1994-95 vehicles in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions.

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