Texas H.B. 2134 was recently signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. Under the new law, the state will help certain car owners who wish to voluntarily repair and upgrade their vehicles to comply with state emission requirements. Vehicles qualifying for the program must have failed an emissions test and be functionally operational and registered in a county implementing the program for at least two years. Vehicles registered as classic and those not regularly used for transportation are not eligible for the new program.
While SEMA remains very skepticalregarding the effectiveness of scrappage programs, we are pleased that we were successful in our efforts to offer the people of Texas an alternative with a repair and upgrade program.It is also important to note that classic vehicles are exempted altogether.