By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation to require the motor vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected.
Legislation to require the motor vehicle commission to issue exempt certificates for motor vehicles not required to be inspected was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill will next be considered by the Budget and Appropriations Committee.
Under current law, motorcycles, registered historic motor vehicles, motor vehicles designated as collector vehicles and certain diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles built before the ’97 model year are exempt from emissions inspections and equipment inspections. As exempt motor vehicles are not subject to inspection, no certificates of approval are issued for them to display. Operators of these exempt vehicles are often stopped by law enforcement because there is no certificate of approval affixed to their windshield. As a result, the owners of these vehicles must carry all the documentation needed to prove their exempt status.