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The committee hearing on the bill (S.B. 1324) to exempt all vehicles more than 25-years old from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection and maintenance program has been rescheduled. Originally scheduled for Feb. 7, 2011, the bill will now be heard in the Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee on Feb. 14.

We Urge You to Contact Members of the Arizona Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee (List Attached Below) Immediately to Request Their Support for S.B. 1324

For those interested in attending the hearing to voice support, the Committee will meet on Mon., Feb.14 at the following address:

Senate Hearing Room 109
Arizona State Senate
Capitol Complex
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890

• Existing law in Arizona only exempts pre-1967 model year vehicles and those vehicles designated as “collectible.”

• Under Arizona law, a “collectible vehicle" is a vehicle that is at least fifteen years old or of a unique or rare design, of limited production and an object of curiosity. Collectible vehicles must be maintained primarily for use in car club activities, exhibitions, parades or other functions of public interest and used only infrequently for other purposes and have a collectible vehicle or classic automobile insurance policy that restricts the collectible vehicle’s mileage and/or use to qualify for the current collectible vehicle emissions exemption. To qualify for the exemption, the owner must also own a secondary vehicle for general transportation.

• S.B. 1324 provides for a rolling emissions inspection exemption that would exempt qualifying vehicles upon enactment and would pick up an additional model year for each year the law is in effect.

• S.B. 1324 acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of older vehicles, such as the historic cars targeted for this exemption.

• S.B. 1324 recognizes that such vehicles constitute a small portion of the vehicle fleet and are well-maintained and infrequently operated.

DON’T DELAY! Please contact members of the Arizona Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee immediately by phone or e-mail to request their support for S.B. 1324.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at [email protected]. Also, please forward this Alert to your fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help defend the hobby! Thank you for your assistance.

Arizona Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee

Senator John Nelson - Chairman
Phone: 602/926-5872
Email: [email protected]

Senator Russell Pierce - Vice-Chairman
Phone: 602/926-5760
Email: [email protected]

Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford
Phone: 602/926-5835
Email: [email protected]

Senator Gail Griffin
Phone: 602/926-5895
Email: [email protected]

Senator Jack Jackson
Phone: 602/926-5862
Email: [email protected]

Senator Don Shooter
Phone: 602/926-4139
Email: [email protected]
 

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with luck that bill will pass and be signed into law, hopefully this year.
 

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So if I drive an old crappy car, I can pollute as much as I want? And shift the burden of upkeep on vehicles to new(er) car owners?
 

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I say it be the opposite. Relax the testing for newer cars and test the old ones.

Its a brand new car can it really be that poluting that much after, say 5 years.
 

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So if I drive an old crappy car, I can pollute as much as I want? And shift the burden of upkeep on vehicles to new(er) car owners?
doubt it. those old cars can only pump out so much pollution >:p
 

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I say it be the opposite. Relax the testing for newer cars and test the old ones.

Its a brand new car can it really be that poluting that much after, say 5 years.
I agree, as generally speaking modern cars are pretty clean in terms of pollution.

I went and read the actual proposed law (that SEMA's posts always seem to be missing). Apparently, new cars under 6 years old don't need testing. So this law would change emissions testing to only apply for cars 6-25 years old. Cars from 1966 and older are already exempt.

So ultimately, the worst of the remaining 70s and 80s cars stay on the road, in whatever condition the owner desires. And my guess is, being Arizona, you're going to see a lot more of the older cars due to the lack of rust.

Here: Bill Text: AZ Senate Bill 1324 - 50th Legislature | eLobbyist is the text as proposed if anyone else wants to see it.
 

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The only agenda we have is standing guard for the hobby.

cmdrstask is mistaken. Cars will not be out on the road in "willy-nilly" fashion. Under Arizona code, they still need to have mufflers that are in good and constant working order, cut-outs/by-passes would still be illegal, and 1968 and newer cars will still need emissions control devices.
 

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The only agenda we have is standing guard for the hobby.

cmdrstask is mistaken. Cars will not be out on the road in "willy-nilly" fashion. Under Arizona code, they still need to have mufflers that are in good and constant working order, cut-outs/by-passes would still be illegal, and 1968 and newer cars will still need emissions control devices.

That comment was sarcasm
 

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Just wanted to make sure people knew who/what we were here for.
 

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With 8 threads on the front page we get it.
 

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The bill is heading for consideration by the full Senate! Please contact the Senate today and urge them to pass this important piece of legislation. Contact information can be found at the link below.



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so the cars that acutally cause the pollution are the ones exempt? That makes plenty of sense.... oh wait
 

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I guess if the solution here is to go to some arizona auto repair stores in order to fix up the new vehicles. Or if you would exempt the older ones, then it seems to be unfair not just in order to let things work through in that one. I just hope that things would work out well with this bill that they would be implementing.
 
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