Law & Order

Maryland Introduces Bill to Restrict the Historic Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA-opposed legislation (H.B. 1258) has been introduced in Maryland to impose an emissions inspection requirement on historic vehicles less than 40 years old. Currently, all historic vehicles are exempt.

In Maryland, a historic vehicle is defined as being 20 years old or older and not substantially altered from the manufacturer's original design.

H.B. 1258 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Environment and Transportation Committee on March 5.

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