UPDATE: Request Hearing for California Bill to Exempt Pre-1983 Vehicles from Emissions Inspections—Legislative Deadline January 17

DON’T DELAY!  Immediately contact the Assembly Committee on Transportation to request a hearing for AB 210 prior to the legislative deadline on January 17—please ask others to follow suit by spreading the word:


You may use the following points in your message:

  • AB 210 recognizes the minimal impact of pre-1983 vehicles on emissions and air quality.  
  • AB 210 acknowledges that pre-1983 vehicles still constitute an insignificant portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.
  • AB 210 endorses the fact that pre-1983 vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven (a fraction of the miles each year as a new vehicle).

Overview: Legislation (AB 210) has been introduced in California to exempt motor vehicles prior to the 1983 model year from emissions inspection requirement. The bill had been scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Transportation Committee on March 25, 2019, but was removed from consideration by the bill’s author in order to build additional support for the measure. Current law requires the biennial testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles. The bill is still pending and needs a hearing in the committee by January 17. It is critical for a hearing to be scheduled prior to the legislative deadline if the bill is to move forward.