DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2013) — The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering legislation regulating the sale and use of aftermarket exhaust systems.
According to the Washington, D.C., staff of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the bill would ban the "use and sale of any exhaust pipe that increases the sound emission of any vehicle, including motorcycles." It has been reintroduced in the state legislature and is scheduled to be considered by the Joint Transportation Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 24, SEMA said.
The measure only supplies law enforcement with a clear standard to enforce for motorcycles, allowing them to make subjective judgments on whether a modified exhaust system on any other motor vehicle is in violation of the legislation, the Diamond Bar-based trade group added.
More information about the bill is available on the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website.