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New CA smog rule under consideration

Hope this is the right place to re-post this notice, which I copied from the BMW 2002 FAQ forums. It looks like the smog rule in CA could be changed to only cover post-1981 cars, and not 1976. Note sure if this will return to a 30-year rolling exemption, or if it'll be fixed at 1981. Regardless, it'll be a bit of an improvement for classic car owners.

California Introduces Bill to Exempt pre-1981 Vehicles From Emissions Inspection Requirement

In 2004, legislation was enacted to repeal California’s rolling emissions-test exemption for vehicles 30 years old and older and replace it with a law requiring the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles. This year, a bill has been introduced in the California Senate (S.B. 1224) by Senator Doug LaMalfa ([email protected] ) to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the 1981 model year from the emissions inspection requirement. The bill will be considered in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on March 27, 2012.

We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately To Request Their Support for S.B. 1224

S.B. 1224 recognizes the minimal impact of pre-1981vehicles on emissions and air quality.

S.B. 1224 acknowledges that pre-1981 vehicles still constitute a minuscule portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.

S.B. 1224 endorses the fact that pre-1981 vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven (a fraction of the miles each year as a new vehicle).

For years, legislators, regulators and stationary source polluters have felt the heat from failed efforts to meet air quality goals and have looked to older cars as a convenient scapegoat, using false data and inflated annual mileage assumptions to further their case. S.B. 1224 helps validate the truth. The old car hobby should not continue to carry the burden of past mistakes!

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee immediately to request their support of S.B. 1224. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at [email protected]. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

To e-mail all members of the Committee, copy and paste the email address block below:

[email protected]
; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Chair)

Phone: (916) 651-4007
Email: [email protected]

Senator Ted Gaines (Vice Chair)

Phone: (916) 651-4001
Email: [email protected]

Senator Tom Harman

Phone: (916) 651-4035
Email: [email protected]

Senator Christine Kehoe

Phone: (916) 651-4039
Email: [email protected]

Senator Alan Lowenthal

Phone: (916) 651-4027
Email: [email protected]

Senator Fran Pavley

Phone: (916) 651-4023
Email: [email protected]

Senator Michael Rubio

Phone: (916) 651-4016
Email: [email protected]

Senator Joe Simitian

Phone: (916) 651-4011
Email: [email protected]

Senator Mark Wyland

Phone: (916) 651-4038
Email: [email protected]

Last edited by PTFunk; 03-15-2012 at 10:42 AM. Reason: mispelling
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