ASA Opposes Bill Eliminating Inspection for Certain Vehicles

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Oct. 30, 2015—The Automotive Services Association (ASA) has expressed opposition to certain parts of Pennsylvania House Bill 1614, introduced by state Rep. Jaret Gibbons (D-10), which seeks to eliminate inspections for certain vehicles. The bill is currently before the House Committee on Transportation.

Bill 1614 includes the following provisions:

  • Vehicles never before registered in the state will be exempt from emission inspections for 10 years from the date of original registration.
  • Vehicles powered by electric, hybrid electric or compressed natural gas will be exempt from emission inspections.

ASA opposes the 10-year emissions inspection exemptions. The bill stands to weaken Pennsylvania’s successful vehicle emissions inspection and awareness of air quality issues. The bill also ignores the environmental science by the inspections by failing to consider the effects of poor air quality on at-risk groups.

If passed, the legislation will take effect within 60 days of its approval.

To send a letter in opposition of the bill, visit ASA’s legislative website.

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