SEMA Action Network Update
Committee Hearing Rescheduled for California Bill to Exempt pre-1981 Vehicles From Emissions Inspection Requirement
The hearing scheduled for March 27, 2012 on California Senate Bill (S.B. 1224) has been postponed until April 10, 2012. As you are aware, S.B. 1224 would exempt all motor vehicles prior to the 1981 model year from the emissions inspection requirement.
Please Continue to Contact All Members of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee (Contact Info Below) Immediately To Request Their Support for S.B. 1224
S.B. 1224 recognizes the minimal impact of pre-1981vehicles on emissions and air quality.
S.B. 1224 acknowledges that pre-1981 vehicles still constitute a minuscule portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.
S.B. 1224 endorses the fact that pre-1981 vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven (a fraction of the miles each year as a new vehicle).
For years, legislators, regulators and stationary source polluters have felt the heat from failed efforts to meet air quality goals and have looked to older cars as a convenient scapegoat, using false data and inflated annual mileage assumptions to further their case. S.B. 1224 helps validate the truth. The old car hobby should not continue to carry the burden of past mistakes!
DON’T DELAY! If you have not done so already, please contact members of the California Senate Transportation and Housing Committee to request their support of S.B. 1224. Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Steve McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance.
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee
To e-mail all members of the Committee, copy and paste the email address block below:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Senator.Kehoe@sen.ca.gov; Senator.Lowenthal@sen.ca.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Senator.Wyland@senate.ca.gov
Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4007
Senator Ted Gaines (Vice Chair)
Phone: (916) 651-4001
Senator Tom Harman
Phone: (916) 651-4035
Senator Christine Kehoe
Phone: (916) 651-4039
Senator Alan Lowenthal
Phone: (916) 651-4027
Senator Fran Pavley
Phone: (916) 651-4023
Senator Michael Rubio
Phone: (916) 651-4016
Senator Joe Simitian
Phone: (916) 651-4011
Senator Mark Wyland
Phone: (916) 651-4038