HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has softened a bill from the state Senate that would have exempted all vehicles eight years old or newer from emissions inspection and maintenance.
Instead of voting on Pennsylvania Senate Bill 742 as approved by the Senate, the House decided to commission a study on the issue of vehicle emissions inspections, according to the Automotive Service Association (ASA), which opposed SB 742.
ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding praised the Pennsylvania House for "taking a more reasonable approach" to the emissions inspection issue.
"The Senate-passed bill would have eviscerated the state I/M program, impacting Pennsylvania's air quality and small businesses," Mr. Redding said.
He praised the actions of Pennsylvania ASA members for contacting state legislators in opposition to the bill.