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Senate Bill Seeks to Reduce Vehicle Emissions Inspections

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Feb. 13, 2013—Pennsylvania Sen. Elder A. Vogel recently introduced Senate Bill 332, which seeks to reduce the number of emissions inspections for vehicles.

The bill has a number of provisions, including that newest model year vehicles will be exempt from the requirements of emissions inspections for 10 years from the date of registration, alternative fuel vehicles will be exempt from the requirements for emissions inspections, and the newest 10 model years and alternative-fuel vehicles will be subject to anti-tampering inspections for the presence of emissions control components.

The Automotive Service Association has expressed disapproval of the 10-year emissions inspection exemption and the exemption of alternative fuel vehicles, and has urged local independent repairers to send a letter in opposition to their state senator.

To view the full bill, visit takingthehill.com.

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