Legislation (S.B. 1532) to extend the emissions inspection exemption to vehicles never before registered in the state or any other jurisdiction for ten years from the date of original registration was approved by the full Senate. Current law only exempts new vehicles that have less than 5,000 miles on their odometer for one year after their first registration. The bill now moves to the House Transportation Committee for consideration.
We Urge You to Contact All Members of the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee (Contact Information Below) Immediately to Request Support for S.B. 1532
- S.B. 1532 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption.
- S.B. 1532 acknowledges that it is senseless to test newer vehicles, the results of which demonstrate no significant air quality benefits. The idea behind exempting any class of vehicles is to reduce costs while not losing appreciable emission reductions. This strategy builds support for emission inspection programs, but also directs finite resources to where they will be most valuable in cleaning the air.
- S.B. 1532 still requires that the newest ten model year vehicles be subject to visual anti-tampering inspections for the presence of emissions control components installed on the vehicle by manufacturers.
- Pennsylvania already exempts pre-1975 vehicles from emissions testing. The logic for this trend is clear; such vehicles do not contribute in significant ways to air quality problems. This logic applies equally to newer cars.
DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the House Transportation Committee immediately to request their support for S.B. 1532.
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Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee
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Representative Richard Geist - Chairman
Representative Tim Briggs
Representative Mike Carroll
Representative Paul Costa
Representative Seth Grove
Representative Gary Haluska
Representative Ted Harhai
Representative Kate Harper
Representative Adam Harris
Representative Doyle Heffley
Representative Dick Hess
Representative David Hickernell
Representative Mark Keller
Representative Jerry Knowles
Representative Jim Marshall
Representative Ron Marsico
Representative Michael McGeehan
Representative Nicholas Micozzie
Representative Marguerite Quinn
Representative William Kortz
Representative Mark Longietti
Representative Tony Payton
Representative Jeffrey Pyle
Representative Steven Santarsiero
Representative Katharine Watson