SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 15, April 9, 2015

California Legislation to Allow Certain Vehicles to Pay Fee Instead of Passing Smog Test to Be Considered April 13, 2015

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Assembly Transportation Committee will consider legislation to allow an owner of a motor vehicle that is subject to the smog check program to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing a smog test.
   

Legislation to allow an owner of a motor vehicle that is subject to the smog-check program to pay a $200 smog abatement fee in lieu of passing a smog test will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee, Monday, April 13, 2015. Existing law exempts specified vehicles from inspection, including motor vehicles manufactured prior to the ’76 model year. A.B. 550 allows the owner of a motor vehicle that is required to take a smog test to pay a smog abatement fee of $200 if the motor vehicle meets all of the following criteria: Is 30 or more model years old; was manufactured during or after the ’76 model-year; fails a smog test; and fails a subsequent smog test after necessary repairs were made.

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

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