SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 5, January 30, 2014

Hawaii Legislation Seeks to Ban Most Aftermarket Exhaust Systems

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Hawaii legislation seeks to require official inspection stations to test vehicles to determine if their exhaust systems “emit noise noticeably greater than that emitted by the vehicle as equipped from the factory.”

SEMA is opposing Hawaii legislation to require official inspection stations to test vehicles to determine if their exhaust systems “emit noise noticeably greater than that emitted by the vehicle as equipped from the factory.” Under the bill, inspection stations found to have issued a certificate of inspection in violation of this provision could be fined up to $1,000 and have their inspection permits suspended or revoked. Among other things, the bill provides no test by which vehicles could be tested and does not provide inspection stations with decibel readings on factory-installed exhaust systems.

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

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