ASA Opposes Pennsylvania Emissions Legislation
Oct. 11, 2021—The Automotive Service Association announced its opposition to a Pennsylvania Senate bill that would exempt vehicles five years and newer from the requirements of emissions inspections.
The passage of the bill would hurt the approximately 7,000 emissions stations in Pennsylvania which would see its customer base shrink.
“This legislation would decimate the Commonwealth’s Vehicle Emissions Inspection and Maintenance program, adversely impact hundreds of Pennsylvania small business owners, and threaten compliance with the federal Clean Air Act,” ASA Pennsylvania President Ross Colket said in a letter to the state senate. “The proposed changes in SB 777 not only put the health, safety, and welfare of all Commonwealth residents at risk but likewise jeopardizes hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funds for violating federal law.”