California Bill to Exempt Pre-1983 Vehicles from Emissions Inspections Removed from Consideration

Legislation (AB 210) in California to exempt motor vehicles manufactured prior to the 1983 model-year from the state’s emissions inspection requirement was removed from consideration by the bill’s author in order to build additional support for the measure. Current law requires the biennial emissions testing for all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles.

The bill had been scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Transportation Committee on March 25. The legislation will now be eligible for reconsideration by the California legislature in 2020. 

An overwhelming response was received from enthusiasts in response to requests for action on this bill.  Thank you to everyone who voiced support. 

As most are aware, this has not been the first proposal in recent years attempting to revise the state’s emissions exemption to benefit our hobby. Let’s continue to strengthen our voice now for an even greater impact at the next critical moment. Encourage those you know to become informed and ready for the good fight—ask them to enlist: Everyone can help the cause and get involved without cost or commitment. IGNITED WE STAND!