Legislation (H.B. 542) to exempt vehicles 10 or more model years old from emissions test requirements was introduced in the New Hampshire House. Under current law, only vehicles 20 or more years old are exempt. The bill would also exempt a vehicle for an indication of failure if the owner verifies that he or she has spent $100 or more unsuccessfully attempting to repair the cause of the failure and the vehicle passes all other inspection requirements. Separate legislation (H.B. 351) to exempt rare or historically significant vehicles, as determined by the state, from emissions control requirements was also introduced. Both bills will be considered by the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the House Transportation Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately To Request Their Support for H.B. 542 and H.B. 351
- H.B. 542/H.B. 351 recognize the minimal impact of older and collectible vehicles on emissions and air quality.
- H.B. 542/H.B. 351 acknowledge that older and collectible vehicles constitute a small portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.
- H.B. 542/H.B. 351 endorse the fact that older and collectible vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the New Hampshire House Transportation Committee immediately to request their support for H.B. 542 and H.B. 351.
Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.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.
New Hampshire House Transportation Committee