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Pennsylvania Senate Considers Reducing Vehicle Emissions Inspections

Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 332), seeking to reduce the number of vehicle emissions inspections. Among the provisions in the bill, which has been referred to the Senate Committee on Transportation, is that newest model year vehicles would be exempt from the requirements for emissions inspections for 10 years from the date of original registration. Additionally, alternative fuel vehicles would be exempt from the requirements for emissions inspections.

The proposed legislation also requires that these newest-10-model-year and alternative fuel vehicles be subject to visual anti-tampering inspections for the presence of emissions control components installed on the vehicle by manufacturers.

ASA and AAIA oppose the bill, and ask members in Pennsylvania to send letters to their state legislators stating their opposition.

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