SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 4, January 23, 2014

Delaware Bill to Exempt Reconstructed Vehicles From Emissions Inspection Requirement Considered by Senate

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Legislation to exempt reconstructed vehicles that are more than 25 years old from emissions testing was passed by the Delaware House and was considered by the Senate Public Safety Committee.

Legislation to exempt reconstructed vehicles that are more than 25 years old from emissions testing was passed by the Delaware House and was considered by the Senate Public Safety Committee on January 22, 2014. The bill passed in the Delaware House last year by a 41–0 vote. Under the bill, the vehicle must continue to meet and be inspected for safety and anti-tampering requirements for its model year.

In Delaware, "Reconstructed vehicle" means a vehicle which has been assembled or constructed largely by means of essential parts, new or used, derived from other vehicles or makes of vehicles of various names, models and types, or which, if originally otherwise constructed, has been materially altered by the removal of essential parts or by the addition or substitution of essential parts, new or used, derived from other vehicles or makes of vehicles. Vehicles exempt from emissions testing can only be used for participation in club activities, exhibits, tours, parades and similar uses, but not for general transportation or more than 1,000 miles per year.

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

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