WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 14, 2005) — Legislation has been introduced in Washington state that, if passed, would implement California vehicle emission standards.
The state Senate Water, Energy and Environment Committee has held an informational hearing on Washington Senate Bill 5397, introduced by Sen. Phil Rockefeller, D-Silverdale, and House Bill 1397, introduced by Rep. Ed Murray, D-Seattle. No action occurred on the legislation.
Both bills would change Washington's vehicle emission standards and implement California's vehicle emission standards, which include a 15-year/150,000 mile warranty.
The House Transportation Committee has scheduled a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 17 for House Bill 1397.
“The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes these bills and we ask members to contact their Washington state representatives and ask that they oppose this legislation,” said Bob Redding, ASA's Washington, D.C., representative. He suggested logging onto the association's special Web site, www.TakingTheHill.com, for legislative updates and details on how to contact Washington state representatives and senators.
To access the Legislative Alert Center on www.TakingTheHill.com, click on the “Current Alerts” link in the upper right corner of the home page, Bedford, Texas-based ASA said.