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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT
California Introduces Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles 15-Years Old and Older

Here we go again! Legislation (A.B. 616) has been introduced in the California Assembly by Assemblyman Dave Jones to require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older. 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. 616. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Transportation Committee.

We Urge You to Contact Assemblyman Jones and members of the Assembly Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B. 616
A.B. 616 ignores the minimal impact vintage cars have on air quality.

A.B. 616 could entice vintage car owners into allowing these vehicles to be scrapped.

A.B. 616 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. 616 ignores the fact that classic vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.

A.B. 616 would increase costs by creating an annual inspection fee for owners of these vehicles.

A.B. 616 represents another attempt by California legislators and regulators to scapegoat older cars.

Please contact members of the California Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone, fax or e-mail to request their opposition to A.B. 616.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to [email protected]. Thank you for your assistance.


Assembly Transportation Committee

Pedro Nava, Chair
Telephone: (916) 319-2035
Fax: (916) 319-2135
Email: [email protected]

Michael D. Duvall, Vice-Chair
Telephone: (916) 319-2072
Fax: (916) 319-2172
Email: [email protected]

Wilma Amina Carter
Telephone: (916) 319-2062
Fax: (916) 319-2162
Email: [email protected]

Mike DeSaulnier
Telephone: (916) 319-2011
Fax: (916) 319-2111
Email: [email protected]

Cathleen Galgiani
Tel: (916) 319-2017
Fax: (916) 319-2117
Email: [email protected]

Martin Garrick
Telephone: (916) 319-2074
Fax: (916) 319-2174
Email: [email protected]

Shirley Horton
Telephone: (916) 319-2078
Email: [email protected]

Guy S. Houston
Telephone: (916) 319-2015
Fax: (916) 319-2115
Email: [email protected]

Bob Huff
Telephone: (916) 319-2060
Fax: (916) 319-2160
Email: [email protected]

Betty Karnette
Telephone: (916) 319-2054
Email: [email protected]

Anthony J. Portantino
Telephone: (916) 319-2044
Fax: (916) 319-2144
Email: [email protected]

Ira Ruskin
Telephone: (916) 319 - 2021
Fax: (916) 319 – 2121
Email: [email protected]

Jose Solorio
Telephone: (916) 319-2069
Fax: (916) 319-2169

Nell Soto
Telephone: (916) 319-2061
Fax: (916) 319-2161
Email: [email protected]
 

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E-mail sent to all on the committee.

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Man, I'm so glad I don't live in California anymore. I'm happy here in Dallas, TX - and won't ever move back!
 

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Move? Why stay in that POS state?
 

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Email sent.

I agree that global warming is an issue but targeting car enthusiasts instead of going after industrial corporations that have manufacturing processes that pollute way more than cars 15 years or older is ridiculous. The manufacturers are the majority of the problems... and they have more money that I do!


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Exactly they can afford to pay off the politicians.
that's all this is, political!!! :nono:
seems to me they are also trying to force us to buy newer cars. who wins there? the auto industry. follow the money as they say

this is bull shit. emissions cameras, way too many smog checks, next they will not let me drive my 1931 Studebaker president.

it it were not so cold i'd already be in canada
 

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i'm so glad i live in chicago. OBD1 cars are now exempt from emissions:)
For real? That's good to know, thanks for sharing!

I'll never move to CA, if for nothing else, the government there is a bunch of car Nazis...

Good luck fighting that, some of these politicians are bought and paid for by lobbyist :nono:
 

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ALL politicians are bought and paid for. Just depends on whose paying the best as to what bills get introduced and passed.

You would think that since global warming is such a big deal in CA they would allow tint on the front windows since that would require less A\C to keep the vehicle cool which would use less gas and create less emissions and drain on the planet. But NOoooooo. Gotta have $150 tickets for that too.
That's just one of a billion things to show it's about $ and not the enviroment

You guys can protest this all you want and it's not going to make a difference. If they decide it'll make enough money for them to outweigh the angry letters and emails they have to throw away, then it will be instituted.
 

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the emissions laws here in chicago are "supposedly" very strict, but i don't see it at all. i think its not really inforced over here.
 

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Florida has the best emission laws ever =)!
with as much money that Florida is making (and that is sarcasm folks), don't be suprised when they return emmision testing once again. ;)
 

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with as much money that Florida is making (and that is sarcasm folks), don't be suprised when they return emmision testing once again. ;)
Dont jinx it its the only thing we have going for us lol.
 

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Do politicians really have nothing better to think about in regards to global warming-lets restrict emissions in the one "special" state of the whole US.--JUST MOVE THE FUCK OUT--and :wavey: RIP ON YOUR WAY OUT
 
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