Pennsylvania Legislature Adjourns

A pair of SAN-supported bills died as the Pennsylvania legislature adjourned its 2019-2020 legislative session. To follow is a brief summary: 

  • Legislation (H.B. 1711) to allow the sale of limited edition 1950s- and 1960s-style heritage license plates passed the House but failed to pass the Senate. These plates would have been available for all passenger cars or trucks with a gross weight less than 14,000 pounds, motorcycles, and motor homes for a $50 fee.
  • Legislation (S.B. 742, S.B. 743, S.B. 744, S.B. 745) to reform the state’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance (I/M) Program passed the Senate but failed to pass the House. These bills would have replaced the annual emissions testing requirement with a biennial requirement, exempted new vehicles from the I/M program for eight years after the manufacture date, exempted certain counties from testing requirements, and changed testing criteria for model-year 1994-95 vehicles in the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia regions. 

Thank you to everyone who voiced support for these bills.