SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 42, October 19, 2017

California Extends New-Car Emissions Test Exemption to 8 Years

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  california
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years.
   

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation into law to extend the emissions-inspection exemption for new cars from six to eight model years. Lawmakers acknowledged the relatively minimal environmental impact of these newly exempt vehicles. Most newer light-duty vehicles are equipped with cleaner technologies that typically pass smog checks after six years.

Under the new law, the newly exempted motor vehicles (model years seven and eight) will be subject to an annual smog abatement fee of $25. The law becomes effective on January 1, 2019. 

 

 

 

 

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