California Bill to Exempt Pre-1983 Vehicles from Emissions Inspections Fails to Meet Legislative Deadline

SAN-supported legislation (A.B. 220) introduced in California to exempt motor vehicles prior to the 1983 model year from emissions inspection requirement failed to advance before the legislature’s passage deadline. By rule, the proposal will now be eligible for reconsideration by the legislature in 2022. Current law requires the annual testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles.

An overwhelming response was received from enthusiasts in response to requests for action on this bill.  Thank you to everyone who voiced support. 

As most are aware, this has not been the first proposal in recent years attempting to revise the state’s emissions exemption to benefit our hobby. Let’s continue to strengthen our voice now for an even greater impact at the next critical moment. Encourage those you know to become informed and ready for the good fight—ask them to enlist: semaSAN.com Everyone can help the cause and get involved without cost or commitment. IGNITED WE STAND!