Maryland bill hopes to exempt older vehicles from emissions tests

ANNAPOLIS – House Bill 1267 has been introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates to exempt vehicles more than 25 years old from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection and maintenance program. Existing law in Maryland only exempts vehicles manufactured before the 1977 model year from emissions inspection. If passed, House Bill 1267 would exempt all 25-year-old vehicles from requiring an emissions test. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for March 21 in the House Environmental Matters Committee.

To support this bill, contact House Environmental Matters Committee members to state your support. Among those to contact is Rep. Maggie McIntosh, chair, Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee at 410-841-3990. A complete list of representatives can be found at www.sema.org.

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