[OMC-Boats] SEMA Legislative Alert: Hearing Scheduled for California Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions...

From: mark <ccpanel@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 19:12:11 -0700 (PDT)

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California Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles 15-Years Old and Older; Hearing Scheduled for
April 13
 Legislation (A.B. 859) reintroduced in the California Assembly by Assemblyman Dave Jones (916/319-2009) to require
annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older will be considered by the Assembly Transportation Committee on April 13, 2009. 
The bill would also require that funds generated through the additional inspection fees be deposited into an account which can be used to scrap older
cars.  You may recall that in 2004 a new law was enacted in California to require the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model-year
vehicles.  Pre-1976 motor vehicles would remain exempt under A.B. 859. 
We Urge You to Call Members of the Assembly Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B. 859

A.B. 859 ignores the minimal impact vintage cars have on air quality.

A.B. 859 could entice vintage car owners into allowing these vehicles to be scrapped.

A.B. 859 ignores the fact that vehicles 15-years old and older still constitute a small portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor
source from which to look for emissions reduction.

A.B. 859 ignores the fact that classic vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.

A.B. 859 would increase costs by creating an annual inspection fee for owners of these vehicles.

A.B. 859 represents another attempt by California legislators and regulators to scapegoat older cars.
Please contact members of the California Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone to request their opposition to A.B.
Assembly Transportation Committee
Assemblymember Mike Eng – Chair
Phone: 916/319-2049
Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries
Phone: 916/319-2066
Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield
Phone: 916/319-2040
Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
Phone: 916/319-2015
Assemblymember Connie Conway
Phone: 916/319-2034
Assemblymember Warren Furutani
Phone: 916/319-2055
Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani
Phone: 916/319-2017
Assemblymember Martin Garrick
Phone: 916/319-2074
Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
Phone: 916/319-2054
Assemblymember Jeff Miller
Phone: 916/319-2071
Assemblymember Roger Niello
Phone: 916/319-2005
Assemblymember John Perez
Phone: 916/319-2046
Assemblymember Jose Solorio
Phone: 916/319-2069
Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Phone: 916/319-2011


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