California Passes SEMA Drafted Old Car Emissions Exemption

California “Smoking” Vehicles/Emissions Exemption:  Legislation to increase fines for violators of the state's current law prohibiting vehicles that emit excessive smoke was signed into law.  This legislation also adds vehicles cited for a smoking vehicle violation to those eligible for the state's repair assistance program.  The bill was drafted by SEMA as an alternative to a measure that threatened to repeal the state’s current rolling emissions test exemption for motor vehicles 30 years old and older. It sought to revoke the current pro-industry/pro-hobbyist exemption and replace it with an exemption for vehicles that are 45 or more model years old.