Author Topic: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation  (Read 303 times)

1slowbird

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Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:23:47 PM »
It looks like its come up again.  AB 210 wants to exempt vehicles between 1976-1983.
Don't know if it'll help, but couldn't hurt to let the assemblymen know your feelings.

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 10:42:44 PM »
No kidding?!? This would be HUGE. I'll start looking up ways to help get this passed. It's so frustrating living in CA. Granted nobody is forcing us to stay here, but still a pain for car people.

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2019, 08:46:20 AM »
It would be my luck that this would pass after buying my E-Rod engine :D

That being said I wouldn’t hold my breath for this to pass.  I can’t recall the last time CA reduced smog regulations.
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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2019, 08:58:54 AM »
It would be my luck that this would pass after buying my E-Rod engine :D

That being said I wouldn’t hold my breath for this to pass.  I can’t recall the last time CA reduced smog regulations.

It was in the 90s when they started the rolling 25 year exemption which almost worked out perfect for me at the time, my 70 mustang fell off but they repealed it so it stopped at 75 so my 77 f100 got registered in Oregon (hit gross polluter status).

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 11:00:15 AM »
Agree, I’m hopeful but seriously doubt anything changes.

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 11:52:42 PM »
It would be my luck that this would pass after buying my E-Rod engine :D

That being said I wouldn’t hold my breath for this to pass.  I can’t recall the last time CA reduced smog regulations.

I doubt it will happen.  This attempt seems to happen every year with no luck.  My 3rd mechanic is working on my car now.  I have faith in him, unlike the others. What bothers me the most is my 50K Miles / 2 year warranty on the E-rod kit is about to expire and still the car isn't ready for smog :(
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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 12:17:10 PM »
I would not be surprised if the assembly were to BAN cars older than 1983 ...this is the direction they would rather go
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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 01:06:33 PM »
I would not be surprised if the assembly were to BAN cars older than 1983 ...this is the direction they would rather go
Unfortunately I will have to agree with you. Its gotten so bad that I may have to take my 92 Camaro to a Referee Station this year, unless I can find a shop that has the equipment to test that old a car.

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 07:54:36 PM »
Although it's not likely to pass, in 2016 it got farther than in previous attempts so hopefully this time it does even better. But like others have said, I'm not holding my breath. I've been following this for years and I will follow this one as well.

In 2012, senator Doug LaMalfa (a car enthusiast) introduced SB1224 to move the exemption date from 1976 to 1981 but the legislation died fast. In 2016, senator Ted Gaines (also a car enthusiast) introduced a similar SB1239 and it got past the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee but then died later on. Even if it had made it to the governor Moonbean's desk, he would have likely vetoed it.

But with new younger governor Gavin Newsom, you never know. He already doo doo^ canned the bullet train so maybe he'd be more inclined to sign it. But first it has to get there.
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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 03:14:42 PM »
I really would like to see it happen. I have two vehicles I would like to bring into the "Fuel Injection Era," but its a "No Go" with the way California wants things done.

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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 08:36:40 PM »
This thing is dormant until January 2020 according the Facebook page Californians For Classic Car Smog Exemptions. AB210 is now a two-year bill.
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Re: Cali Folks: Smog Exemption Legislation
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 08:36:40 PM »
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