SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 28, July 14, 2016

California Bill to Expand Vehicle Retirement Program Fails Senate Committee Passage

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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The Senate Environmental Quality Committee did not approve legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks.
   

Legislation to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light- and medium-duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The bill had previously been approved by the Senate Transportation Committee and full Assembly. Current law provides for “an enhanced fleet modernization program” to be administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair based on guidelines adopted by the Air Resources Board. Beginning in the ’16–’17 fiscal year, the bill would have required the agencies to set specific and measurable goals for the program’s expansion. While the bill was granted “reconsideration” by the committee, it is unlikely to re-emerge and is essentially dead for the year.  

For details, contact Steve McDonald at stevem@sema.org.

 

 

 

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