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Attention car hobbyists! Flex your power and let your voice be heard. It only takes a few minutes to get the message across. If you don't take action YOU ARE part of the PROBLEM.

 

n 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 (Senator.LaMalfa@senate.ca.gov ) 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-1981 vehicles 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 stevem@sema.org. 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.

 

http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=aa_2012CA2&g=SEMAGA

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Please remember that exemption from bi-annual and title transfer testing does not mean your vehicle is exempt from CA smog laws. Any police officer or BAR official can order your vehicle to get a smog inspection within 10 days of the order. DMV also does random smog inspection compliance checks of various models and years of vehicles. Last year they ordered, via mail, 9,000 vehicles to undergo a smog test and that included a significant number of pre-1975 vehicles.

 

As long as you're not a douche' on the road you'll probably be fine.

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Just to save everyone else some time, I was skeptical as when I searched SB 1224 I found some nonsense that had nothing to do with this. But here is a link to the legislation text: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1201-1250/sb_1224_bill_20120223_introduced.pdf and it is in fact legitimate.

 

Emailed all the senators.

 

Dave

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Just to save everyone else some time, I was skeptical as when I searched SB 1224 I found some nonsense that had nothing to do with this. But here is a link to the legislation text: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_1201-1250/sb_1224_bill_20120223_introduced.pdf and it is in fact legitimate.

 

Emailed all the senators.

 

Dave

 

They re-use the numbers, probably every year. SB 1953 is about hospital construction (seismic retrofit) from 1994 ;)

 

Maybe I should preemptively replace my 83 with an 80 :D

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