HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking its Pennsylvania members to contact their state legislators to oppose four bills that would modify the state's vehicle emissions and maintenance program.
The bills, sponsored by Pennsylvania state Sens. Judith Ward, Elder Vogel, Patrick Stefano and Wayne Langerholc, were approved in the state Senate Committee on Transportation by roll call vote June 12, the ASA said.
Before the vote, the four senators sent a memorandum to their colleagues arguing that "vehicle emissions testing has become less effective at reducing air pollution, particularly due to newer, more efficient vehicles entering the fleet," the ASA said.
"However, these bills are moving without careful review or taking into consideration the impact on small business owners and other stakeholders," it said.
The association urged Pennsylvania motorists and auto repairers to go to the ASA legislative website, to send a letter opposing the bills. The ASA has a prepared letter opposing the bills that can be found on its site as well.