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RiggerMike
08-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Immediate Action Needed!
California Lawmaker Trying to Sneak by a Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles
15-Years Old and Older
Committee Hearing set for August 28. Call Now!!!

From SEMA

In an effort to avoid public scrutiny, California Assemblyman Dave Jones (Assemblymember.jones@assembly.ca.gov) has amended a completely unrelated bill with language to require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older. This represents an obvious attempt to sneak through legislation in the closing days of the legislative session that had been previously defeated (A.B. 616). The new bill is designated as A.B. 3053. To view the full text of the bill, go here:
http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_3051-3100/ab_3053_bill_20080822_amended_sen_v97.html

While pre-1976 motor vehicles would remain exempt under existing California law, this proposal 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. Furthermore, the bill would direct that the funds generated through annual inspection fees be used to scrap older cars. This represents another attempt by California legislators and regulators to scapegoat older cars.

This is the type of activity that fuels distrust in public officials. SEMA caught this lawmakerís underhanded attempt to circumvent public process and is now calling on you to help defeat A.B 3053 before itís too late.

Time is of the Essence! We Urge You to Call the California Senate Appropriations Committee (List Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B. 3053


California Senate Appropriations Committee

Senator Tom Torlakson Ė Chair
Phone: 916/651-4007
Email: senator.torlakson@sen.ca.gov

Senator Dave Cox
Phone: 916/651-4001
Email: senator.cox@sen.ca.gov

Senator Sam Aanestad
Phone: 916/651-4004
Email: senator.aanestad@sen.ca.gov

Senator Roy Ashburn
Phone: 916/651-4018
Email: senator.ashburn@sen.ca.gov

Senator Gilbert Cedillo
Phone: 916/651-4022
Email: senator.cedillo@sen.ca.gov

Senator Ellen Corbett
Phone: 916/651-4010

Senator Robert Dutton
Phone: 916/651-4031
Email: senator.dutton@sen.ca.gov

Senator Dean Florez
Phone: 916/651-4016
Email: senator.florez@sen.ca.gov

Senator Sheila Kuehl
Phone: 916/651-4023
Email: senator.kuehl@sen.ca.gov

Senator Jenny Oropeza
Phone: 916/651-4028

Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas
Phone: 916/651-4026

Senator George Runner
Phone: 916/651-4017
Email: senator.runner@sen.ca.gov

Senator Joe Simitian
Phone: 916/651-4011
Email: senator.simitian@sen.ca.gov

Senator Mark Wyland
Phone: 916/651-4038

Senator Leland Yee
Phone: 916/651-4008

Big A
08-27-2008, 08:38 PM
But Kalifornia knows what is best for everyone...:shaking:

jacktuttle
08-29-2008, 08:51 AM
"Immediate Action Needed!
California Lawmaker Trying to Sneak by a Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles
15-Years Old and Older
Committee Hearing set for August 28. Call Now!!!"

It just makes me wounder what standard that our 1962 4x4 will have to meet :pissed: Lets see in the last 46 years it has been smogged. . . . Zero times.... Heck we had to put in an electronic distributor because it was to hard to find points or a shop that still had a dwell meter to set them... On top of that not many still remember how to adjust the points..... :laughing:

RiggerMike
09-11-2008, 06:46 AM
Thank you for contacting my office to convey your views regarding
Assembly Bill 3053 (Jones), a bill which would have required older and
classic vehicles to obtain an annual Smog Check clearance. I appreciate
hearing from you.

AB 3053, a bill which originally related to domestic relations, had
passed both houses of the Legislature and was on the Governor's desk
when the author had the bill pulled from the Governor's desk and
returned to the Senate. The author had the bill gutted and amended on
August 22 to include content virtually identical to his AB 616 from last
year. The bill was subsequently assigned to the Senate Appropriations
Committee; however, it died without a hearing. Consistent with my
opposition to AB 616, I was similarly opposed to AB 3053 as written.

Again, thank you for taking the time to express your concerns. Please
feel free to communicate with me in the future on other issues of
interest.

Sincerely,

DAVE COX
Senator, First District