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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
California Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles 15-Years Old and Older to be Considered on April 16th
Legislation (A.B. 616) introduced in the California Assembly by Assemblyman Dave Jones (Assemblymember.firstname.lastname@example.org
) to require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday, April 16th. The bill would also require that funds generated through the additional inspection fees be deposited into an account which can be used to scrap older cars. You may recall that in 2004 a new law was enacted in California to require the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles. Pre-1976 motor vehicles would remain exempt under A.B. 616.
We Urge You to Contact Assemblyman Jones and members of the Assembly Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B. 616
For those interested in attending the hearing to show their opposition, the committee will meet on Monday, April 16 at the following address and time:
Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing - 1:30 p.m.
Capitol Building – Room 4202
A.B. 616 ignores the minimal impact vintage cars have on air quality.
A.B. 616 could entice vintage car owners into allowing these vehicles to be scrapped.
A.B. 616 ignores the fact that vehicles 15-years old and older still constitute a small portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.
A.B. 616 ignores the fact that classic vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.
A.B. 616 would increase costs by creating an annual inspection fee for owners of these vehicles.
A.B. 616 represents another attempt by California legislators and regulators to scapegoat older cars.
A.B. 616 would require vehicles 15 years old and older—presently ’76–’92—that are not currently exempt would move from a biennial test to annual tests with the clear intent of moving them into the scrappage program.
Please contact members of the California Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone, fax or e-mail to request their opposition to A.B. 616.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to email@example.com
. Thank you for your assistance.
Assembly Transportation Committee
Pedro Nava, Chair
Telephone: (916) 319-2035
Fax: (916) 319-2135
Michael D. Duvall, Vice-Chair
Telephone: (916) 319-2072
Fax: (916) 319-2172
Wilma Amina Carter
Telephone: (916) 319-2062
Fax: (916) 319-2162
Telephone: (916) 319-2011
Fax: (916) 319-2111
Tel: (916) 319-2017
Fax: (916) 319-2117
Telephone: (916) 319-2074
Fax: (916) 319-2174
Telephone: (916) 319-2078
Guy S. Houston
Telephone: (916) 319-2015
Fax: (916) 319-2115
Telephone: (916) 319-2060
Fax: (916) 319-2160
Telephone: (916) 319-2054
Anthony J. Portantino
Telephone: (916) 319-2044
Fax: (916) 319-2144
Telephone: (916) 319 - 2021
Fax: (916) 319 – 2121
Telephone: (916) 319-2069
Fax: (916) 319-2169
Telephone: (916) 319-2061
Fax: (916) 319-2161
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