SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 25, June 22, 2017

California Bill to Extend New Car Emissions Test Exemption Passes Assembly; Moves to Senate

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  california
Legislation to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years has been approved by the California Assembly.
   

Legislation to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years has been approved by the California Assembly. Under the bill, the newly exempted motor vehicles (model years seven and eight) would be subject to an annual smog abatement fee of $24. Given that the average smog test costs between $29 and $69, vehicle owners can expect to save up to $45 per vehicle for each year of the exemption. If enacted into law, the exemption would become effective January 1, 2018. The bill has now been referred to the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee for consideration. 

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

 

 

 

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