Pennsylvania Reintroduces Bill to Extend Emissions Inspection Waiver For Newer Cars

Legislation (H.B. 1333) has been reintroduced in Pennsylvania 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.  Current law only exempts new vehicles that have less than 5,000 miles on their odometer for one year after their first registration.

We Urge You to Contact Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee Members (Contact Information Below) Immediately to Request Support for H.B. 1333

  • H.B. 1333 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption.
  • H.B. 1333 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.  
  • H.B. 1333 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 Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee immediately to request their support for H.B. 1333.  Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at  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.  

Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee

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Representative Dick Hess (Chair)
Phone: 717-485-4430
Representative Michael McGeehan
Phone: (717) 772-4029
Representative Adam Harris
Phone: (717) 783-7830
Representative Doyle Heffley
Phone: (717) 260-6139
Representative Mark Keller
Phone: (717) 783-1593
Representative Jerry Knowles
Phone: (717) 787-9029
Representative Jim Marshall
Phone: (717) 260-6432
Representative Jeffrey Pyle
Phone: (717) 783-5327
Representative Julie Harhart
Phone: (717) 772-5398
Representative Kate Harper
Phone: (717) 787-2801
Representative David Hickernell
Phone: (717) 783-2076
Representative Ron Marsico
Phone: (717) 783-2014
Representative Nicholas Micozzie
Phone: (610) 284-0020
Representative Ron Miller
Phone: (717) 783-8389
Representative Marguerite Quinn
Phone: (717) 772-1413
Representative Katharine Watson
Phone: (717) 787-5452
Representative Ed Gainey
Phone: (717) 783-1017
Representative Tim Briggs
Phone: (717) 705-7011
Representative Mike Carroll
Phone: (717) 787-3589
Representative Williams Kortz II
Phone: (717) 787-8175
Representative Cherelle Parker
Phone: (717) 783-2178
Representative Steven Santarsiero
Phone: (717) 787-5475
Representative Stephen Kinsey
Phone: (717) 787-3181
Representative Mark Longietti
Phone: (717) 772-4035
Representative Michael Schlossberg
Phone: (717) 705-1869