HARRISBURG, Pa. (Feb. 13, 2013) — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking its Pennsylvania members to write their state senators to voice their opposition to a bill that that it claims would severely dilute the state's periodic emissions inspections regulations.
The bill, introduced by state Sen. Elder A. Vogel (R-47th District), has been referred to the Pennsylvania Senate Committee on Transportation.
Among other things, the bill would exempt new vehicles from emissions inspections for 10 years after their dates of original registration. It also would exempt alternative fuel vehicles from emissions inspections, with certificates of exemption to be affixed to the vehicles. The ASA said these provisions will harm both consumers and the environment.
To send a letter or see the text of the bill, visit the ASA's legislative website and click on the "Track State Legislation" tab in the left menu.