SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 18, May 5, 2016

Committee Hearing on Amended California Bill to Exempt Pre-1981 Vehicles From Emissions Inspections Rescheduled for May 9

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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A hearing on amended legislation to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions inspection requirement was postponed until Monday, May 9, 2016.
   

A hearing on amended legislation to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the ’81 model year from the emissions inspection requirement was postponed until Monday, May 9, 2016. Under the amendment, vehicles manufactured after the ’76 model year but prior to the ’81 model year would be exempted if the owner submits proof that the vehicle is insured as a collector motor vehicle. In addition, this exemption would be a two-year trial that would need to be renewed by separate legislation in order to continue.

Current law requires the lifetime testing of all ’76-and-newer model-year vehicles. While this amendment amounts to a significant dilution of the previous version of the bill, SEMA believes it is still worth supporting. 

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

 

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