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Old 02-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Arizona Introduces Bill to Exempt Older Vehicles from Emissions Tests

http://www.semasan.com/main/main.aspx?id=62874

A bill (S.B. 1324) has been introduced in the Arizona State Senate to exempt all vehicles more than 25-years old, without condition, from the state’s mandatory biennial emissions inspection and maintenance program. A hearing on the bill has been scheduled for Feb. 7, 2011 in the Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee.

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.7 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 stevem@sema.org. Thank you for your assistance.

Arizona Senate Natural Resources and Transportation Committee

Senator John Nelson - Chairman
Phone: 602/926-5872
Email: jnelson@azleg.gov

Senator Russell Pierce - Vice-Chairman
Phone: 602/926-5760
Email: rpearce@azleg.gov

Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford
Phone: 602/926-5835
Email: ocajerobedford@azleg.gov

Senator Gail Griffin
Phone: 602/926-5895
Email: ggriffin@azleg.gov

Senator Jack Jackson
Phone: 602/926-5862
Email: jjackson@azleg.gov

Senator Don Shooter
Phone: 602/926-4139
Email: dshooter@azleg.gov
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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Important update on this bill!

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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Nice, assuming I'm living here still in 2025 I'll be able to take advantage with my Camaro.
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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Don't only look at it that way. Look at it as it may serve as a model for the future and if/when you move elsewhere can write your lawmaker and say, "Hey, look at what Arizona did back in 2011..."
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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Don't get me wrong I'm all for the law changing, 25 years is too long for collector cars to be exempt.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #6
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Reading through it, just because 25+years exempts the vehicle from testing, doesn't mean emissions systems are allowed to be altered or removed.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:09 AM   #7
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Reading through it, just because 25+years exempts the vehicle from testing, doesn't mean emissions systems are allowed to be altered or removed.
You are correct. Moreover, 25 years isn't really THAT far back, only 1986.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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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.

http://www.semasan.com/main/main.aspx?id=62924
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:08 PM   #9
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Whether 25 years is long enough or not we already have strict rules on emission. I guess that's how we can all do our bit for pollution.

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Old 03-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #10
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Does sema have any information on how many cars 25years or older are on the road, how many miles they accumulate and how much pollution they actually produce?
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
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Not sure exactly how many are on the road, but I can tell you that older vehicles (collectors, vintage, whatever term you use), use 1/3 the miles of daily drivers.
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