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frank_nesta

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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 (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-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 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.​
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee

To e-mail all members of the Committee, copy and paste the email address block below:senator.desaulnier@sen.ca.gov; senator.gaines@senate.ca.gov; senator.harman@sen.ca.gov; Senator.Kehoe@sen.ca.gov; Senator.Lowenthal@sen.ca.gov; senator.pavley@sen.ca.gov; michael.rubio@sen.ca.gov; senator.simitian@sen.ca.gov; Senator.Wyland@senate.ca.gov

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4007
Email: senator.desaulnier@sen.ca.gov

Senator Ted Gaines (Vice Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Email: senator.gaines@senate.ca.gov

Senator Tom Harman
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Email: senator.harman@sen.ca.gov

Senator Christine Kehoe
Phone: (916) 651-4039
Email: Senator.Kehoe@sen.ca.gov

Senator Alan Lowenthal
Phone: (916) 651-4027
Email: Senator.Lowenthal@sen.ca.gov

Senator Fran Pavley
Phone: (916) 651-4023
Email: senator.pavley@sen.ca.gov

Senator Michael Rubio
Phone: (916) 651-4016
Email: michael.rubio@sen.ca.gov

Senator Joe Simitian
Phone: (916) 651-4011
Email: senator.simitian@sen.ca.gov

Senator Mark Wyland
Phone: (916) 651-4038
Email: Senator.Wyland@senate.ca.gov
 

frank_nesta

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I hope all you California Forum members are responding, no matter what year vette you are driving. This can only help the hobby for all of us. Please take the time and respond. Thanks to all of you who have already responded.:beer
 

Hib Halverson

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Frank...the way the names, phone numbers and email addresses are listed above is very confusing--so much so that it's going to lead to a lot of people sending emails addressed to one legislator to the email address of another. You really ought to re-edit that listing so the name, phones and email addresses are on the same lines.

Also, the best way to appeal to a legislator is by a written letter, so, please, publish the mailing addresses.

Indeed a phone call or email is better than nothing, but what really gets a legislator's attention is a letter on paper signed by the person writing it.

It will be interesting to see how the most liberal, environmentalist legislature in the country will respond to this bill.
 

frank_nesta

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Frank...the way the names, phone numbers and email addresses are listed above is very confusing--so much so that it's going to lead to a lot of people sending emails addressed to one legislator to the email address of another. You really ought to re-edit that listing so the name, phones and email addresses are on the same lines.

Also, the best way to appeal to a legislator is by a written letter, so, please, publish the mailing addresses.

Indeed a phone call or email is better than nothing, but what really gets a legislator's attention is a letter on paper signed by the person writing it.

It will be interesting to see how the most liberal, environmentalist legislature in the country will respond to this bill.

Thanks Hib for the recommendation on the chart. Done.

I wrote a generic e-mail and copied it to each of the using their first names as they applied.

If we can get a good response then we will see. I am hoping for the best.
 

Whiteshadow89158

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So does pre 81 mean my 81 still has to pass smog?
 

frank_nesta

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So does pre 81 mean my 81 still has to pass smog?

Yes, But they are suppose to add a year each year. This bill is to catch up for the last few years where they have not past the yearly roll over to the next year. I hope you have followed up this year and emailed the state senartors. It should help you next year when the Pre 82 bill comes up. We need to get this rolling again.
 

frank_nesta

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SEMA UPDATE

Effort to Exempt Pre-1981 Vehicles From California’s Emissions Inspection Requirement Dropped For the Year
Legislation (S.B. 1224) to exempt all motor vehicles prior to the 1981 model year from the emissions inspection requirement will not be reconsidered by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee after failing its initial vote. According to bill sponsor Senator Doug LaMalfa, “Although the bill was granted reconsideration, the opponents contend the exemption is intended as a means of ignoring the effects of pollution caused by older, high-emissions vehicles rather than a legitimate benefit for classic car collectors whose vehicles are rarely driven. My efforts to convince my colleagues of the merits of the bill have been unsuccessful, and therefore, the bill has been dropped for this year and, of course, I am very disappointed.” This is not the first setback we’ve suffered at the hands of the California legislature nor is it likely to be the last. However, we can take comfort in the fact that lawmakers like Senator LaMalfa continue to push for fairness in how the state’s vehicle inspection laws are applied, particularly to rarely used, well-maintained collector cars.
On behalf of the SEMA Action Network, thank you to all the dedicated California hobbyists who participated in this campaign.

Thanks to all who did there part.
:beer
Frank

 

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